INNOVATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION AND AIR QUALITY: CONGESTION MITIGATION AND AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program has been a hallmark of innovation and flexibility under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). By targeting transportation funding to air quality improvement, it is also unique. The 12 projects highlighted in this brochure illustrate the creative opportunities to build new partnership in the public and private sectors, and CMAQ's flexible funding opportunities to develop transit and intermodal improvement projects that focus on the customer, as well as on vehicles and fuels. Inspection and maintenance programs, estimated to reduce emissions by as much as 28%, and the conversion of public fleets to cleaner fuels are examples of newly eligible program activities. Currently underway and showcased in this brochure are CMAQ projects that otherwise would not be possible under past funding programs. Included are projects ranging from Phoenix Clean Air Campaign, public education and outreach program, to San Francisco's Freeway Service Patrol, an incident management program, from New York's Red Hook Barge, an intermodal freight operation, to Glendale's award winning Parking Management Program. The projects mentioned in this brochure show that the CMAQ program has been in the forefront of ISTEA's effort to revamp the transportation planning process toward an intermodal focus.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PD-96-016
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1996 12:00AM