Published on February 19, 2014
Transportation Planning and Climate Change Valdosta State University February 2014
Agenda • • • • • Transportation Planning Transportation Impacts on Climate Federal Response Local Response Questions
What is Transportation Planning?
Transportation Planning • Metropolitan Planning Organizations – 20-year Transportation Plans – Highways – Public Transit – Freight – Bicycles – Pedestrians – Aviation
What do these concepts mean? Cooperative Comprehensive Continuing
Planning Process Vision/Goals Performance Monitoring Alternative Strategies Public Participation Evaluation and Prioritization Project Implementation Develop Plans
Traffic Simulation Models
What have you learned so far about Climate Change?
Transportation Impacts on Climate GHG % Commercial 6% Residential 5% Agriculture 8% Electrivity Generation 33% Industry 20% Transportation 28% Electrivity Generation Transportation Industry Agriculture Commercial Residential
Transportation Impacts on Climate • Largest sector emitting CO2 • 97% of Transportation emissions are from fossil fuels, remaining is CO2 • 48% increase in GHG emissions since 1990
Transportation Impacts on Climate
Federal Response • Clean Air Act • National Ambient Air Quality Standards – SOx, PM10 & 2.5, CO, O3, NOx, etc. • Mobile Sources vs. Non-Mobile Sources • Attainment vs. Non-Attainment • Transportation Conformity – Manufacturers – MPOs and Local Governments
Federal Response • Air Quality Monitoring Stations • State Implementation Plans • MOVES Model
Transportation Planning • Long Range Transportation Plan – Transportation Conformity • Interagency Consultation Team (FHWA, FTA, DOT, MPO, EPA, etc.) • Transportation Improvement Plan – Transportation Conformity • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)
What has been the local response to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector?
Education • • • • The Clean Air Campaign Clean Cities Georgia 511/Georgia Navigator HERO units
Commuting Options • • • • • • • • Carpooling Vanpooling Transit Biking and Walking Teleworking Flexible work schedules Pool to School Park & Ride Lot Interactive Map
Vehicle Emissions Testing
Alternative Fuels • • • • Hybrids Electric CNG/LNG Fuel Cell (Hydrogen)
Public Transportation • Transportation Management Associations
Climate Change Skeptics?
What about Valdosta?
Corey Hull, AICP Southern Georgia Regional Commission Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization firstname.lastname@example.org www.sgrc.us/transportation
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