PHILADELPHIA AIR QUALITY CONTROL REGION: NEED AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REVISION OF TRANSPORTATION CONTROL PLAN

The Philadelphia transportation control plan, its status and evaluation process, and the technical background on which it was based are evaluated. A summary of transportation control plan strategies is presented as well as review of their status and the major implementation problems of the plan. Legal, administrative, and technical problems are found to exist. A review and an analysis of the latest available air quality data for the Philadelphia central business district are presented. Air quality standards were found to be based on limited studies and did not take into account time of day, frequency, or duration of high concentrations of pollutants. The power of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the states or to require them to enforce a regulation has been questioned. A need for revising the Philadelphia plan is established, and it is recommended that the metropolitan planning organization be involved in the revision process. Possible strategies that could be considered in revising the plan and the place of such a plan in the transportation planning process are discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 59-65
  • Monograph Title: Environmental and conservation concerns in transportation: energy, noise, and air quality
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026776
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-024 285
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1981 12:00AM