Reliance on control technology (particularly the catalytic converter), together with the specification of deadline dates for the attainment of emission and air quality standards, has raised questions concerning both the feasibility of the control program itself and the underlying decision process through which such control policies are derived. Examination of this process was conducted in the context of a case study. A major objective was to assess the Chicago area carbon monoxide/transportation control program in a cost-effectiveness framework. The study sought to discover: (1) how valid were the federally specified indices used to evaluate the effectiveness of the CO control program; (2) what were the implications in terms of CO emissions and urban transportation economic impacts of altering specific provisions of the Federal new car standards; and (3) what were the carbon monoxide emission effects and impacts on the local transportation markets of introducing local controls. In order to carry out these analyses, traffic, air quality monitoring, and economic studies were conducted at different locations in the Chicago area. These included the central business district, strip commercial developments, inner-city residential redevelopments, and recreational and industrial sites. A review of some significant findings of this effort is presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Argonne National Lab., Chicago, Ill. Energy and Environmental Systems Div. and Washington Univ., Seattle.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    Center for Urban Studies
    Chicago, IL  United States  60680

    Argonne National Laboratory

    Energy and Environmental Systems Division, 9700 S Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Seattle, WA  United States  98195

    National Science Foundation

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Croke, K G
    • Croke, E J
    • ZERBE, R O
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF-RA-761276
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-AG-352, NSF-GI-3298942
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM