Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment. Task 45. Transportation Program Responses to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Initiatives and Energy Reduction Programs

The prospect of global warming caused by an increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a major policy issue. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the transportation sector is currently responsible for approximately one-quarter of GHG emissions in the United States and a majority of fuel consumption. Within the Federal-aid highway program states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have the major decision-making authority for highway construction projects and system operations. Research is needed to understand the relative GHG reduction and energy efficiency capability of transportation related strategies that States and MPOs can deliver. Research is also needed to develop a critical path for state transportation departments and MPOs to follow when participating in state or regional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency improvements.</font></div>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-25, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Srinivasan, Nanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Porter, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20080505
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17095

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464555
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-25, Task
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:44PM