Particulate Matter Exposure for Paratransit Transport

Paratransit buses have longer dwell times to give sufficient time to elderly population to enter or exit the bus. This leads to longer ingress and egress times which will further result in longer idling times and thereby increasing PM exposure inside bus cabin as well as outside waiting area for this sensitive population group. The objective of this research is to measure PM emissions from paratransit buses and study the effect of such emissions on sensitive population. This project will aim to evaluate the contribution of PM10 & PM2.5 emissions from paratransit buses in Atlanta and evaluate the health effect of such exposure on elder population. The project will further expand upon suggesting solutions to protect sensitive elderly population as well as environment.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $47340
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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:

      Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health

      Texas A&M Transportation Institute
      College Station, TX  United States  77843
    • Project Managers:

      Walker, Marcia

    • Performing Organizations:

      Georgia Institute of Technology

      North Avenue
      Atlanta, Georgia  United States  30332
    • Principal Investigators:

      Samoylov, Alexander

    • Start Date: 20180301
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Source Data: GT-01-08

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01672121
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jun 14 2018 4:20PM