Impact of Passenger Transportation Modes, Travel Choices, and Urban Geography on CO₂ Emissions

Policies that encourage reduced vehicle-miles traveled and the use of more efficient transportation modes in urbanized areas are typically considered as means to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, no definitive quantifications are yet available regarding the potential benefits that could be derived from such policies in terms of potential reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The contributions of this study are twofold. First, the impacts of changes in the various travel related, population density, and policy variables on CO₂ emissions are quantified. Second, the implications of these quantifications on policy-making are identified and discussed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01629993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NEXTRANS Project No. 122OSUY2.1
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC05
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2017 5:03PM