Travel Demand and Climate Change: Developing Effective Policy Approaches for Slowing VMT Growth

Without addressing growth in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), national, state and local greenhouse gases goals will be difficult or expensive to achieve. Through research and dialog with pivotal stakeholders, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) will explore, develop and disseminate policy and planning solutions for slowing VMT growth. CCAP has been working on the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) climate linkage for much of the past decade. We have the proven ability to assemble leaders in this field and engage them in constructive dialog to identify areas of agreement, items of concern and research priorities. The US Transportation system and institutional infrastructure has been tremendously successful at supporting unprecedented levels of access, mobility, safety and economic activity. Over the coming decade transportation practitioners and policy makers at all levels will struggle to address growing energy concerns while maintaining and improving transportation system performance. CCAPs effort will help determine the extent to which new energy/Greenhouse Gases (GHG) performance goals may complement or conflict with fundamental transportation system performance and inform the development of effective policy frameworks for an era of high fuel prices and climate change constraints.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $99993.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTFH61-08-P-00187 Ta

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Clean Air Policy

      750 First Street, NE, Suite 940
      Washington, DC  United States  20002
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lovelace, Angela

    • Start Date: 20080829
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090828
    • Source Data: RiP Project 20314

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459700
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-08-P-00187 Ta
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:10PM