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Main Title Potential changes in emissions due to improvements in travel efficiency--supplemental report : analysis of potential co-benefits /
CORP Author ICF International, Inc., Fairfax, VA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
Publisher Transportation and Climate Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA-420-R-11-014
Stock Number PB2012-103600
OCLC Number 793203131
Subjects Transportation and state--United States ; Greenhouse gas mitigation--Government policy--United States ; Transportation--Planning ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--United States
Additional Subjects Exhaust emissions ; Air quality ; Travel efficiency ; Fuel costs ; Land use ; Greenhouse gases
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA 420-R-11-014 PDF file on file NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 06/18/2012
NTIS  PB2012-103600 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([21] pages) : color illustrations
The EPA report, Potential Changes in Emissions Due to Improvements in Travel Efficiency Final Report, analyzed the impacts of combinations of travel demand management, land use, transit, and road pricing strategies on trip making, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), and vehicle emissions using the Travel Efficiency Assessment Method (TEAM). The analysis demonstrated potential reductions in vehicle trips and trip lengths, shifting of trips from peak to off-peak periods, and travelers shift from single occupancy vehicles to transit, ridesharing, and non-motorized modes. The analysis was done for urban areas; hence, the reductions in VMT and emissions represent those occurring from changes in urban travel activity. Data collected for the previous study was obtained from urban areas and the strategies analyzed are also most applicable in urban areas facing issues such as peak period congestion and associated air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Rural areas are not expected to be affected by these strategies. A primary benefit of the changes in travel activity occurring from the analyzed strategies is a reduction in emissions due to reduced travel and reduced congestion, but there are several other ancillary benefits. In this supplemental report, these ancillary benefits are referred to as co-benefits because they are additional to the emissions benefits resulting from the implementation of the travel efficiency strategies or combinations of strategies (referred to as scenarios) described in the EPA report.
Title from title screen (viewed on May 7, 2012). "September 2011." Includes bibliographical references (pages 14-15). "EPA Contract No. EP-C-06-094, work assignment No. 4-09." "EPA-420-R-11-014."