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Volume 1: TRAQS User Guide (2018)

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NCHRP Web-Only Document 246: Volume 1: TRAQS User Guide Jesse L. Thé Cristiane L. Thé Michael A. Johnson Lakes Environmental Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Robert Chamberlin RSG Salt Lake City, Utah Contractor’s Final Report for NCHRP Project 25-48 August 2018 ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), which is administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION Authors herein are responsible for the authenticity of their materials and for obtaining written permissions from publishers or persons who own the copyright to any previously published or copyrighted material used herein. Cooperative Research Programs (CRP) grants permission to reproduce material in this publication for classroom and not-for-profit purposes. Permission is given with the understanding that none of the material will be used to imply TRB, AASHTO, FAA, FHWA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, PHMSA, or TDC endorsement of a particular product, method, or practice. It is expected that those reproducing the material in this document for educational and not-for-profit uses will give appropriate acknowledgment of the source of any reprinted or reproduced material. For other uses of the material, request permission from CRP. DISCLAIMER The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this report are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; or the program sponsors. The information contained in this document was taken directly from the submission of the author(s). This material has not been edited by TRB.

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NCHRP PROJECT 25-48 PANEL AREA TWENTY-FIVE: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING—IMPACT ANALYSIS Timothy V. Sexton, Minnesota DOT, St. Paul, MN (Chair) Christopher G. Voigt, Virginia DOT, Richmond, VA Christina Brandt, Maryland State Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD Michael D. Conger, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Knoxville, TN James M. Elder, California DOT, Sacramento, CA John A. Glaze, Wisconsin DOT, Madison, WI Suresh S. Iyer, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Kathleen T. Kovach, Combined Resources, Seattle, WA Timothy Ryan Wood, Texas DOT, Austin, TX Cecilia Ho, FHWA Liaison Christine Gerencher, TRB Liaison

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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 246: Volume 1: TRAQS User Guide provides guidance for using the TRansportation Air Quality System (TRAQS). TRAQS is an open source software designed to conduct mobile air quality assessments for three primary purposes:

  1. Project-Level Conformity (Hot-Spot Analyses)
  2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  3. General Transportation Planning

TRAQS is designed to streamline the model process and minimize any limitations of standalone software packages by integrating individual models and databases into a user-friendly, intuitive Graphical User Interface. It provides access to advanced modeling tools and mapping features. Overall, TRAQS offers the capabilities necessary to complete a Project-Level air quality analysis with increased accuracy and efficiencies.

Download the open source software as well as NCHRP Web-Only Document 246: Volume 2, TRAQS: A Combined Interface for Project-Level Air Quality Analysis, which accompany the Users Guide.

Note: TRAQS functions with versions of air quality models current as of December 2016: MOVES2014a and EMFAC2014.

TRAQS is written in Python, an open-source programming language. Developers or users who wish to customize or enhance TRAQS may download the source code from the project web page.

This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.

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