A Statistical Analysis of County-level Emission Data

Air quality issues have been plaguing a majority of the urban areas in the United States. Several agencies and media outlets have been consistently raising this issue and focusing on developing strategies which can control the air pollution in the United States. The health effects of poor air quality in terms of lung diseases and even cancer are well known and documented. Recognizing the issue, the government has passed three clean air acts in an effort to control the processes which lead to poor air quality. Transportation is a major contributor to air pollution and poor air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transportation activities accounted for 31% of United States carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The contribution of transportation to greenhouse gas emissions has been increasing rapidly since the early 1990s. Currently transportation activities contribute to 26% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. There is a critical need to develop strategies which can control the emissions from transportation without imposing significant additional costs on the travel which can potentially affect various economic activities in the United States. There is a need to develop models which can aid in quantitative evaluation of the impact of various transportation management strategies.

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    • English

    Project

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

      DTRT12-G-UTC03

      WVU-2013-02

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

      Pennsylvania State University
      201 Transportation Research Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
    • Performing Organizations:

      West Virginia University, Morgantown

      Research Foundation, P.O. Box 6845
      Morgantown, WV  United States  26506
    • Principal Investigators:

      Martinelli, David

    • Start Date: 20130515
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34705

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01535087
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC03, WVU-2013-02
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 26 2014 1:00AM