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Main Title Indicators of the environmental impacts of transportation : highway, rail, aviation, and maritime transport /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA 230-R-96-009
Stock Number PB2002-104505
Subjects Transportation--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Transportation, Automotive--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Railroads--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Railroad cars--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Local transit--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Aeronautics--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Airports--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Shipping--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Boats and boating--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Railroads--Cars--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Transportation ; Estimates ; Selection ; Aviation ; Maritime ; Highways ; Railroads ; Natural environment ; Indicators
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NTIS  PB2002-104505 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 268 pages : illustrations
This document presents quantitative national estimates of the magnitude of transportation's impacts on the natural environment. It is the most comprehensive compilation of environmental and transportation data to date. This document addresses all primary modes of transportation (highway, rail, aviation, and maritime transport) and all environmental media (air, water, and land resources), and covers the full 'life-cycle' of transportation, from construction of infrastructure and manufacture of vehicles to disposal of vehicles and parts. The information presented in this report highlights that the impacts of transportation are multi-media and extend beyond the air quality impacts of vehicle travel. In addition to presenting quantitative data, this report presents a framework for developing various types of indicators and for categorizing transportation activities that affect the environment. This framework is useful for understanding the limitations and uses of different types of indicators and for identifying existing data gaps. In some cases, where quantified indicators were not available from existing sources, new indicators were developed for this report. In other cases, it is clear that significant gaps in knowledge remain. The report concludes with a description of next steps in the effort to develop and utilize indicators of the environmental impacts of transportation.
Cover title. "October 1996." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 230-R-96-009." Microfiche.