Carpools: How Successful—

by Lew W. Pratsch, (A.M.ASCE), Highway Engr.; U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 2, Pg. 61-63

Document Type: Feature article


For a number of years, the Federal Highway Administration has been encouraging increased carpooling as one of the ways to increase the people- moving efficiency of urban highways. The Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act, Jan. 1974, provides matching funds for poolingprojects. This article summarizes several such projects and evaluates their success. The conclusion is that the program has been a success and remains the best short-term way to reduce highway congestion, energy consumption and air pollution.

Subject Headings: Highways and roads | Car pools | Air pollution | Energy efficiency | Federal government | Urban areas | Emergency management | Traffic congestion

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