Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use – The Land Use Component

Title: Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use – The Land Use Component
Author: Gallivan, Frank
Publication Date: 2015
Dewey Decimal Number: 363.7392
Call Record: DIGITAL      363.7392  Gallivan  2015

Title:

Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component

Accession Number:

01562893

Record Type:

Monograph

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Abstract:

This report analytically examines the complex interrelationships between transit and land use patterns to better understand their contribution to compact development and the resulting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction benefits. The report is accompanied by an Excel-based sketch-modeling tool (“calculator tool”) that applies the research findings. The calculator tool estimates the land use benefits of existing or planned transit projects with a minimum amount of input data required. The report presents transit’s impact on GHG emissions and energy use, including both the ridership effects and the land use effects; introduces and provides a user’s guide to the calculator tool; identifies future research; and includes two technical appendices pertaining to the use of statistical models in this research. This research will be useful to transit agencies, planners, modelers, and researchers seeking to better understand and to quantify the impacts of transit service on compact development, energy use, and air quality in urbanized areas.

Report/Paper Numbers:

Project H-46

Language:

English

Authors:

Gallivan, Frank
Rose, Eliot
Ewing, Reid
Hamidi, Shima
Brown, Thomas

Pagination:

109p

Publication Date:

2015

Serial:

TCRP Report

Issue Number: 176
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 1073-4872

ISBN:

9780309308557

Media Type:

Web

Features:

Bibliography; Figures; Photos; Tables

Subject Areas:

Energy; Environment; Public Transportation; I15: Environment