Central New Mexico Climate Change Scenario Planning Project

From 2013 to 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) partnered with the Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) to evaluate how the central New Mexico region could develop in a way that minimizes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increases resiliency to climate change. MRCOG, in consultation with stakeholders within the metropolitan planning area and through a series of public meetings, developed land-use and transportation planning scenarios for the region as well as a list of performance measures to comparatively evaluate each scenario. Facilitated by the Volpe Center, a group of representatives from several federal, state, and local agencies provided input and guidance over the course of the project. With the assistance of the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Ecosystem Management, Inc. (EMI) consultant team, MRCOG evaluated these scenarios for their effect on several of the performance measures including regional mobility, accessibility, GHG emissions, and resiliency to climate change. This report describes the development of the scenarios, modeling system, and other evaluation methods as they evolved through the course of the project. The report also summarizes the conclusions reached from the evaluation of the final set of scenarios.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ecosystem Management, Incorporated

    Albuquerque, NM  United States 

    University of New Mexico


    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments

    505 Marquette Avenue, NW
    Albuqurque, NM  United States  87101
  • Authors:
    • Lee, Stephanie
    • Tremble, Mike
    • Vaivai, Justine
    • Rowangould, Gregory
    • Tayarani, Mohammad
    • Poorfakhraei, Amir
  • Publication Date: 2015-3-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 111p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01568653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2015 8:18AM