URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND AIR QUALITY

This report discusses four main areas of interest concerning air pollution: legislation, information, standards, and analysis techniques. It briefly discusses the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 and summarizes general information on the pollutants: carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, lead, particulates, and photochemical oxidants which result from highway vehicles. A discussion of the relationship between the vehicle emission standards and national ambient air quality standards is included with comments on how transportation planning is involved in meeting the air quality standards. Various techniques for analyzing the effects of highway travel on air quality including emission and diffusion models are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • BLOW, P W
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Technical Rpt. #33 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM