THE GREENING OF IVHS. INTEGRATING THE GOALS OF AIR QUALITY, ENERGY CONSERVATION, MOBILITY AND ACCESS IN INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY

This paper assesses the role of IVHS as an amplifier of emissions and fuel consumption characteristics of on-road vehicles. To a lesser extent, it has addressed equity issues that arise in the course of using IVHS to resolve conflicting policy goals in the transportation, environment, energy, and land use arenas. It is clear that reducing travel delay is desirable, with or without accompanying net reductions in vehicle emissions and fuel consumption (as long as there are no net increases). At the same time there is a growing suspicion on the part of many environmentalists that IVHS will be deployed primarily as a capacity enhancer, without accompanying growth management incentive programs. As such, it could justifiably be viewed as a "ratchet" policy that merely pushes back or defers many urban problems, while increasing their scale.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 251-263

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  • Accession Number: 00713945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1995 12:00AM