Transit Agency Response to Air Quality Alerts

<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">In many communities around the country, air quality alerts are called on days when pollution levels are expected to exceed safe levels.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Some communities respond by providing free transit on those days or by otherwise modifying transit services with the goal of reducing automobile travel and emissions.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>For example, New Jersey has an "ozone pass" program, San Francisco has their "spare the air" program, and Delaware provides a program through their Transportation Management Association in which business can sign up for passes for their employees.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>These programs also serve as a way to let the community know that transit provides and option that leads to less pollution.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Little is known of the scope of these programs nationally nor if their effectiveness has been measured. The purpose of this synthesis is to determine the state of the practice by transit agencies around the country in responding to air quality alerts.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></font></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Proposed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      AP025(2), Public Transportation Planning and Development Research Needs

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    • Start Date: 20120306
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 29334

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01364889
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: AP025(2), Public Transportation Planning and Development Research Needs
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 7 2012 1:01AM