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76 Appendix C GreenHouse Gas Emissions Savings from Selected Transit Agencies Results provided in this appendix are drawn from a 2008 study by CALPIRG. That study calculated emissions reductions for a sample of transit agencies using data from the National Transit Database and the Texas Transportation Institute's Urban Mobility Report. Calculations accounted for mode shift, congestion reduction, and compact development impacts. Agency Annual Carbon Dioxide Emission Agency Name State Abbreviation Reductions (thousand metric tons) MTA New York City Transit NYCT NY 10,470 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit WMATA MD 1,852 Authority San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit BART CA 1,711 District Chicago Transit Authority CTA IL 1,293 Massachusetts Bay Transportation MBTA MA 1,213 Authority New Jersey Transit Corporation NJ TRANSIT NJ 1,201 MTA Long Island Rail Road MTA LIRR NY 950 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Trans- LACMTA CA 862 portation Authority Metro-North Commuter Railroad Com- MTA-MNCR NY 725 pany, dba: MTA Metro-North Railroad Southeastern Pennsylvania Transporta- SEPTA PA 713 tion Authority Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit MARTA GA 644 Authority Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Metra IL 632 Railroad Corporation Port Authority Trans-Hudson PATH NJ 395 Corporation Maryland Transit Administration MTA MD 245 Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation TriMet OR 274 District of Oregon San Diego Trolley, Inc. MTS CA 281 Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART TX 164 San Francisco Municipal Railway MUNI CA 198 Miami-Dade Transit MDT FL 130 Southern California Regional Rail Metrolink CA 178 Authority Metro Transit MN 88

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77 Agency Annual Carbon Dioxide Emission Agency Name State Abbreviation Reductions (thousand metric tons) Bi-State Development Agency METRO MO 125 Utah Transit Authority UTA UT 121 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris Metro TX 104 County, Texas Denver Regional Transportation District RTD CO 85 Sacramento Sacramento Regional Transit District CA 99 RT Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board PCJPB CA 106 The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit GCRTA OH 73 Authority King County Department of Transpor- tation - Metro Transit Division King WA 88 County Metro Port Authority Transit Corporation PATCO NJ 88 Academy Lines, Inc. NJ 73 City and County of Honolulu Depart- DTS HI 54 ment of Transportation Services Northern Indiana Commuter Transpor- NICTD IN 56 tation District Orange County Transportation OCTA CA 35 Authority Santa Clara Valley Transportation VTA CA 53 Authority Central Puget Sound Regional Transit ST WA 50 Authority Virginia Railway Express VRE VA 53 Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority, NY 20 dba: MTA Long Island Bus Hudson Transit Lines, Inc. Short Line NJ 47 Port Authority of Allegheny County Port Authority PA 22 Regional Transportation Commission of RTC NV 32 Southern Nevada MTA Bus Company MTABUS NY -72 Pace - Suburban Bus Division PACE IL 33 South Florida Regional Transportation TRI-Rail FL 25 Authority Suburban Transit Corporation Coach USA NJ 34 City of Detroit Department of DDOT MI 29 Transportation Southwest Ohio Regional Transit SORTA / OH 15 Authority Metro North County Transit District NCTD CA 24

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78 San Diego Metropolitan Transit System MTS CA 1 Westchester County Bee-Line System NY 23 The Bee-Line System Source: Baxandall, P., T. Dutzik, and Joshua Hoen Frontier Group, A Better Way to Go: Meeting America's 21st Century Transportation Challenges with Modern Public Transit, California's Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) Education Fund, 2008.

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Abbreviations used without definition in TRB Publications: AAAE American Association of Airport Executives AASHO American Association of State Highway Officials AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ACINA Airports Council InternationalNorth America ACRP Airport Cooperative Research Program ADA Americans with Disabilities Act APTA American Public Transportation Association ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials ATA Air Transport Association ATA American Trucking Associations CTAA Community Transportation Association of America CTBSSP Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program DHS Department of Homeland Security DOE Department of Energy EPA Environmental Protection Agency FAA Federal Aviation Administration FHWA Federal Highway Administration FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FRA Federal Railroad Administration FTA Federal Transit Administration IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASAO National Association of State Aviation Officials NCFRP National Cooperative Freight Research Program NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NTSB National Transportation Safety Board SAE Society of Automotive Engineers SAFETY-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2005) TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (1998) TRB Transportation Research Board TSA Transportation Security Administration U.S.DOT United States Department of Transportation

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