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Transportation Control Measures to Reduce GHG Emissions

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

Transportation accounts for 33% of US carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuel and can account for a significant portion of a local government’s or household’s budget. Additionally, transportation generates air pollution that endangers public health. Efforts to improve the efficiency of transportation, reduce personal vehicle use and encourage alternative forms of transportation help reduce air pollution and GHG emissions, improve energy security and independence and save money.

Local governments can improve the efficiency of their own fleets by minimizing fuel consumption and emissions through reducing vehicle use, purchasing clean and efficient vehicles and increasing their use of more efficient alternative fuels. Local governments can also employ strategies that reduce transportation related air pollution in their jurisdictions by reducing vehicle use and encouraging more efficient use of transportation facilities.

In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Transportation Control Measures” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps to promote transportation control measures to reduce GHG emissions.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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