Evaluation of Methods, Models, and Parameters to Represent Freight in Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Models

The objective of this research is to review and evaluate the current methods, models, and parameters used to generate air emissions information from freight transportation activities and determine its suitability for decision making and public education. This research includes a detailed review of the current state of the practice for estimating freight emissions across all modes, geographic scales, and temporal dimensions. The research catalogs how emissions estimates are used and applied by public and private sector stakeholders. Strengths and weaknesses of current practices, as well as opportunities for improvement including new measurement techniques and data sources are identified. The scope of this research includes all freight modes and all types of air emissions (greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and air toxics). The research covers all freight activity in the U.S. The research focuses on estimates of both current/recent freight emissions as well as forecasts of future emissions.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01158857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-1329
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:35AM