Opportunities for Energy Conservation in Transportation Planning and Systems Management

Report No: 79-R24

Published in 1978

About the report:

This report is a summary, based primarily on a literature review, of the energy-savings potential of the elements in the transportation planning process and systems management. Within the scope of long-range planning, the energy aspects of land use and mode of transportation were investigated, whereas for the short range the energy potential of the various transportation systems management strategies were considered. The role of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation in energy-saving activities was also considered. The report should be of value to transportation planners and traffic engineers as an overview of the energy-use characteristics of activities within transportation planning and systems management and as a resource document for detailed energy analyses.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • E. D. Arnold

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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