AIR QUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A TRB INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE

An International Roundtable was convened at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board on the subject of air quality and transportation. Panelists focused on the impacts of burgeoning concerns over global warming, urban smog, and other air pollution threats to the future of transportation. While two perspectives emerged on the question of how to make threshold decisions of whether, and how, to regulate pollutants from automobiles, trucks, planes, trains, and ships, the panelists sketched a common transportation future that is almost certain to be profoundly different from that of today. The panelists outlined ambitious new programs ranging from heavy taxes on pollution to government-mandated controls over the content, quality, and marketing of fuels. This article provides further details of the Roundtable discussion as it relates to Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the United States, and developed and developing nations. Final comments concern defining the costs of pollution.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-16
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 157
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM