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Accession Number PB2012-112254
Title Transit Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Compendium.
Publication Date Jan 2011
Media Count 128p
Personal Author B. A. Weigel F. Southworth M. D. Meyer S. Coan
Abstract As vehicle fleet operators, and often as builders of extensive infrastructure systems, public transit agencies across the country are demonstrating the benefits of a wide range of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction practices, both through their day-to-day operations and through their capital investment programs. This Compendium provides a framework for identifying GHG reduction opportunities, while highlighting specific examples of effective GHG reduction practices. The objective of the Compendium is to provide up-to-date information to transit operators, as well as regional transportation planners and decision makers, on the sort of GHG reductions being reported, and on sources of information available for making informed decisions about specific GHG reduction actions. GHG saving opportunities are organized in the Compendium under four activity areas: 1. Agency Planning for System Expansions and Major Construction Projects (Chapter 3); 2. Agency Fleet Procurement Practices (Chapter 4); 3. Agency Fleet Operation and Maintenance Practices (Chapter 5), and 4. Agency Support for Green Buildings and Green Workforce Practices (Chapter 6) The Compendium also includes (Chapter 7) a detailed-GHG footprint. for a single transit agency, demonstrating how transit agencies can use the data they collect on energy consumption and combine it with data linking energy use to GHG emissions, to develop an annual GHG footprint.
Keywords Air pollution control
Carbon footprints
Emissions reduction
Energy consumption
Greenhouse gas emissions
Public transportation
Transit industries
Transportation planning

Source Agency Federal Transit Administration
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85 - Transportation
Corporate Author Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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