Impacts of Transit-Oriented Compact-Growth on Air Pollutant Concentrations and Exposures in the Tampa Region

The project team proposes a modeling study of the potential impacts of alternative transit-oriented urban design scenarios on community exposures to roadway air pollution. Specifically, the team will use a modeling framework developed previously for the study area that includes activity-based travel demand modeling (Tampa ABM), a dynamic traffic assignment model (MATSim), a mobile-source emissions model (MOVES), a line-source dispersion model (RLINE), and a population exposure model. Data from the 2040 transit plan envisioned by the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority will be added to the modeling system along with scenarios for reassignment of household residence locations to parcels near to both employment centers and transit stops. Results of modeling simulations on predicted daily activity-travel patterns, shifts in measures of travel, link-specific diurnally-varying roadway emissions, spatiotemporal distributions of concentrations, and population distributions of exposures to oxides of nitrogen will be assessed to compare potential design and transport policy choices.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45,860
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
  • Principal Investigators:

    Stuart, Amy

    Mannering, Fred

  • Start Date: 20161130
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171129
  • Actual Completion Date: 20171129
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634253
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 1 2017 10:17AM