TCRP Synthesis 84: Current Practices in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings from Transit
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TCRP Synthesis 84:
Current Practices in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings from Transit
(2010)
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 84: Current Practices in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings from Transit explores the role of transit agencies in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and examines the current practice of a sample of transit agencies.

Topics

  • Transportation — Environment
  • Transportation — Public Transportation
  • Transportation — Energy
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-4
Research Methodology 5-5
Report Organization 6-6
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Passenger Travel 7-9
Travel Mode Shift 10-11
Compact Development 12-12
Emissions from Agency Operations 13-14
Net Impact of U.S. Transit on Greenhouse Gas Emissions 15-16
CHAPTER FOUR - Transit Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 17-17
Expanding Transit Service 18-18
Increasing Vehicle Passenger Loads 19-21
Strategies to Mitigate Congestion 22-22
Strategies to Promote Compact Development 23-23
Vehicle Emission Reduction Strategies 24-27
Strategies to Reduce Emissions from Construction and Maintenance 28-29
Other Energy-Efficiency and Renewable Energy Measures 30-30
Effectiveness of Transit Strategies 31-33
CHAPTER FIVE - Estimating Greenhouse Gas Savings from Transit 34-34
Travel Mode Shift 35-35
Congestion Mitigation 36-36
Compact Development 37-37
Emissions from Agency Operations 38-38
Analyses Conducted by Survey Respondents 39-41
Emissions Inventories and Reporting 42-42
Cost Analyses 43-45
State and Federal Greenhouse Gas Policies 46-46
Policy and Planning at Transit Agencies 47-50
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit 51-51
Los Angeles Metro 52-52
Lynx (Orlando, Florida) 53-53
CHAPTER EIGHT - Conclusions and Future Study Needs 54-55
ABBREVIATIONS 56-57
REFERENCES 58-60
APPENDIX A - Survey 61-73
APPENDIX B - Survey Participants 74-75
APPENDIX C - GreenHouse Gas Emissions Savings from Selected Transit Agencies 76-80

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