2009 Transportation and Air Quality Emissions Analysis Cooperative Research

During FY 2009, the Office of Natural and Human Environment (HEPN) published a "Transportation and Air Quality Analysis" Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to solicit research proposals in four research focus areas: (1) Testing, Evaluation and Validation of New Emission Models and Methodologies, (2) Research on Conducting Project Level Analysis (3) Air Quality and Transportation Conformity Outreach and Communication, and (4) Fleet Data for On-road Mobile Sources Emissions Inventory. One of the projects awarded under Air Quality and Transportation Conformity Outreach and Communication was titled "Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) Air Quality Work Group". HEPN awarded a contract to AMPO to continue the support of the AMPO Air Quality Work Group that was first created in 2002 with support from FHWA to bring air quality and transportation planners together to exchange information and share practices in areas such as transportation conformity, air quality (State Implementation Plan, SIP) planning and implementation of EPA's final version of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) emission model. The Air Quality Work Group will assist FHWA and the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with highly effective outreach and communications to the transportation and air quality communities on issues related to air quality and transportation and with documenting best practices. This project was selected through the Transportation and Air Quality Emissions Analysis Broad Agency Announcement. The objectives of this contract are to hold 4 workgroup meetings through 2011 to discuss critical planning issues and address these challenges as they relate to air quality and transportation conformity outreach and communication. AMPO will document meeting discussions, summarize findings and recommendations and provide follow up on action items. Findings and other pertinent information will be included in AMPO's publications.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTFH61-09-C-00030 Ta

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Ho, Cecilia

    • Performing Organizations:

      Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

      1029 Vermont Avenue, NW
      Suite 710
      Washington, DC    20005
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hardy, DeLania

    • Start Date: 20090925
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24870

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461732
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-09-C-00030 Ta
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:51PM