Policy Briefs: Effects of Transportation and Land Use Policies and Strategies on Vehicle Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The primary goal of this project is to examine a select group of strategies with the greatest potential for reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by synthesizing existing research. The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) will consider a wide variety of co-benefits and costs associated with the selected strategies including the parallel goal of improving social equity. The long-term objectives for this project include the improvement of local, regional, and state strategies for reducing VMT. These objectives will be achieved through revisions to regional Sustainable Community Strategies (SCSs) and other transportation policies.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $299994
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    METRANS Transportation Consortium

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Hong, Jennifer

    Bruner, Britain

  • Principal Investigators:

    Fitch, Dillon

  • Start Date: 20220629
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240101
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01902428
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 21STC014
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2023 5:35PM