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Main Title Potential changes in emissions due to improvements in travel efficiency : final report /
CORP Author ICF International, Inc., Fairfax, VA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA-420-R-11-003
Stock Number PB2012-103599
OCLC Number 720249290
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 ; Travel efficiency ; Air quality ; Greenhouse gases ; Heavy trucks ; Automobiles ; Metropolitan regions ; Land use
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100AGMT.PDF
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo10585
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100AGMT.PDF
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ELCD  EPA 420-R-11-003 PDF file on file NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 06/27/2011
NTIS  PB2012-103599 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/11/2012
Collation 1 online resource (x, 40, 34 pages) : color illustrations
Abstract
As transportation and air quality officials confront the contribution of the transportation sector to climate change, there is a growing interest in understanding the role travel efficiency strategies can have on reducing the impacts of travel on greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in the atmosphere. The impact of travel activity on total GHG emissions in the United States cannot be overlooked. Based on GHG emissions reporting for 2008, the transportation sector accounted for around 27 percent of the total U.S. GHG emissions. This represents the second largest source of GHG emissions, exceeded only by electricity generation. Since 1990 transportation has been one of the fastest-growing sources of GHG in the country, representing 41 percent of the total increase in GHG (EPA 2010a). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as state and local air quality and transportation agencies, has a strong interest in supporting efforts to reduce criteria pollutants as well as GHG emissions. Many criteria pollutants and their precursor emissions also impact climate, presenting win-win scenarios for climate and air quality when they are reduced (Shindell et al., 2008). The Transportation and Regional Programs Division (TRPD) of EPAs Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) provides analysis, guidance and technical assistance on transportation policy and program effects on mobile source emissions and air quality to federal, state, and local agencies. These stakeholders are increasingly interested in understanding the effectiveness of the Transportation Control Measures (TCM) listed in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and other measures, such as road pricing and smart growth, to reduce emissions and vehicle miles traveled (VMT). The term TCM is used broadly in this report to include those travel efficiency measures listed in the CAA and other approaches for reducing VMT.
Notes
Title from PDF title screen (viewed July 29, 2011). "March 2011." Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-39). Final report. EPA contract no. Contract Number: EP-C-06-094;