Transportation Control Measures: An Information Document for Developing and Implementing Emissions Reductions Programs

Transportation control measures (TCMs) are strategies that reduce transportation-related air pollution, GHG emissions, and fuel use by reducing vehicle miles traveled and improving roadway operations. Vehicle use can be reduced through less-polluting transportation alternatives, such as public transit, and strategies that decrease the need for vehicle trips, such as telecommuting. TCMs may also focus on making travel more efficient by carefully managing the transportation system. This document describes how various TCMs can reduce the demand for fuels, decrease GHG emissions and local air pollutants, and reduce infrastructure and travel costs for the community, residents, and local businesses. This information document describes the benefits of TCMs (Section 2); types of TCMs (Section 3); key participants and their roles (Section 4); policy mechanisms that local governments have used to support TCMs (Section 5); implementation strategies for effective TCMs (Section 6); costs and funding opportunities (Section 7); federal, state, and regional policy and program resources (Section 8); and finally, two case studies of local governments that have successfully implemented TCMs (Section 9).


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01351916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-430-R-09-040
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2011 12:35PM