Transportation Planning and
Climate Change
Valdosta State University
February 2014
Agenda
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•
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Transportation Planning
Transportation Impacts on Climate
Federal Response
Local Response
Questions
What is
Transportation
Planning?
Transportation Planning
• Metropolitan Planning Organizations
– 20-year Transportation Plans
– Highways
– Public Transit
–...
What do these concepts mean?

Cooperative
Comprehensive
Continuing
Planning Process
Vision/Goals

Performance
Monitoring

Alternative
Strategies

Public Participation

Evaluation and
Priori...
Traffic Simulation Models
What have you
learned so far about
Climate Change?
Transportation Impacts on Climate
GHG %

Commercial
6%

Residential
5%

Agriculture
8%

Electrivity Generation
33%

Indust...
Transportation Impacts on Climate
• Largest sector emitting CO2
• 97% of Transportation emissions are from
fossil fuels, r...
Transportation Impacts on Climate
Federal Response
• Clean Air Act
• National Ambient Air Quality Standards
– SOx, PM10 & 2.5, CO, O3, NOx, etc.

• Mobile S...
Non-Attainment Areas
Federal Response
• Air Quality Monitoring
Stations
• State Implementation
Plans
• MOVES Model
Transportation Planning
• Long Range Transportation Plan
– Transportation Conformity
• Interagency Consultation Team (FHWA...
What has been the local
response to reduce GHG
emissions in the
transportation sector?
Education
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•
•
•

The Clean Air Campaign
Clean Cities Georgia
511/Georgia Navigator
HERO units
Commuting Options
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Carpooling
Vanpooling
Transit
Biking and Walking
Teleworking
Flexible work schedules
Po...
Vehicle Emissions Testing
Alternative Fuels
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•
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•

Hybrids
Electric
CNG/LNG
Fuel Cell (Hydrogen)
Public Transportation
• Transportation
Management
Associations
Climate Change
Skeptics?
What about
Valdosta?
Corey Hull, AICP
Southern Georgia Regional Commission
Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization
chull@sgrc.us
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Climate Change and Transportation Planning

  1. 1. Transportation Planning and Climate Change Valdosta State University February 2014
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • • Transportation Planning Transportation Impacts on Climate Federal Response Local Response Questions
  3. 3. What is Transportation Planning?
  4. 4. Transportation Planning • Metropolitan Planning Organizations – 20-year Transportation Plans – Highways – Public Transit – Freight – Bicycles – Pedestrians – Aviation
  5. 5. What do these concepts mean? Cooperative Comprehensive Continuing
  6. 6. Planning Process Vision/Goals Performance Monitoring Alternative Strategies Public Participation Evaluation and Prioritization Project Implementation Develop Plans
  7. 7. Traffic Simulation Models
  8. 8. What have you learned so far about Climate Change?
  9. 9. Transportation Impacts on Climate GHG % Commercial 6% Residential 5% Agriculture 8% Electrivity Generation 33% Industry 20% Transportation 28% Electrivity Generation Transportation Industry Agriculture Commercial Residential
  10. 10. Transportation Impacts on Climate • Largest sector emitting CO2 • 97% of Transportation emissions are from fossil fuels, remaining is CO2 • 48% increase in GHG emissions since 1990
  11. 11. Transportation Impacts on Climate
  12. 12. Federal Response • Clean Air Act • National Ambient Air Quality Standards – SOx, PM10 & 2.5, CO, O3, NOx, etc. • Mobile Sources vs. Non-Mobile Sources • Attainment vs. Non-Attainment • Transportation Conformity – Manufacturers – MPOs and Local Governments
  13. 13. Non-Attainment Areas
  14. 14. Federal Response • Air Quality Monitoring Stations • State Implementation Plans • MOVES Model
  15. 15. Transportation Planning • Long Range Transportation Plan – Transportation Conformity • Interagency Consultation Team (FHWA, FTA, DOT, MPO, EPA, etc.) • Transportation Improvement Plan – Transportation Conformity • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)
  16. 16. What has been the local response to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector?
  17. 17. Education • • • • The Clean Air Campaign Clean Cities Georgia 511/Georgia Navigator HERO units
  18. 18. Commuting Options • • • • • • • • Carpooling Vanpooling Transit Biking and Walking Teleworking Flexible work schedules Pool to School Park & Ride Lot Interactive Map
  19. 19. Vehicle Emissions Testing
  20. 20. Alternative Fuels • • • • Hybrids Electric CNG/LNG Fuel Cell (Hydrogen)
  21. 21. Public Transportation • Transportation Management Associations
  22. 22. Climate Change Skeptics?
  23. 23. What about Valdosta?
  24. 24. Corey Hull, AICP Southern Georgia Regional Commission Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization chull@sgrc.us www.sgrc.us/transportation

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