These objectives focus on reducing total energy consumed for purposes of transportation. Energy consumption reflects both the amount of travel and fuel efficiency. "Excess" energy consumption specifically focuses on the excess fuel consumed due to congestion (i.e., in comparison to free-flow conditions). Objectives that address total energy consumption may more effectively account for energy savings of increasing bicycling, walking, and transit, compared to measures that focus solely on excess fuel consumption associated with traffic congestion.
System Efficiency: Energy Consumption
Associated Objectives and Performance Measures
Associated Planning Factors and Goals
|E. Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns;||Enhance the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment|
Since the mapping between objectives and service packages is not always straight-forward and often situation-dependent, these mappings should only be used as a starting point. Users should do their own analysis to identify the best service packages for their region.