Implementation of a Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Analysis Tool

The project assisted two metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council(ITCTC), in conducting greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and policy testing through the application of a strategic planning tool called VisionEval Rapid Policy Assessment Tool (VERPAT). The consultant assisted MPO staff in creating all input files, installing the software, and calibrating it to their adopted travel demand models. The consultant also provided training on using the tool and testing five policy scenarios. The MPOs ran VERPAT for each policy scenario and analyzed the results. The project demonstrated that VERPAT is a useful tool for MPOs in analyzing the impact of various policy initiatives on regional greenhouse gas emissions.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01731042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NYSERDA Report 19-17, C-17-05
  • Contract Numbers: NYSERDA Contract 112968
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2020 10:20AM