Modeling Vehicle Choice to Assess Potential GHG Emission Gains

Achieving increased transportation efficiency and minimizing transportation greenhouse gas emissions in a rural state is challenging. Trip lengths are most often too long for biking or walking modes. Land use patterns create challenges for fixed route transit services. Realizing transportation efficiency will require different system changes, including changes to private household vehicle fleets. This project is a joint endeavor with the New England Transportation Institute (NETI) funded jointly by the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and the University of Vermont's (UVM's) U.s Department of Transportation University Transportation Center (USDOT UTC) grant. The overall goal is to document ways that the greenhouse gas emissions from rural commuters could be reduced including through employer and government-based incentive programs. UVM's portion of the project will document potential gains from vehicle choice including use of Environmental Protection Agency's Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (EPA's MOVES) model for emissions estimates.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $80001.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Troy, Austin

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    Transportation Center, 210 Colchester Avenue
    Farrell Hall
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lee, Brian

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Start Date: 20110701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130830
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569117
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 026162
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:46AM