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SAFETEA-LU 1808: CMAQ Evaluation and Assessment Phase II Final Report

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1SAFETEA-LU 1808: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Evaluation and Assessment, Phase I Final Report; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/research/safetea-lu_phase_1/safetealu1808.pdf. (back)

2 Clean Air Act 1990 Amendment; available at:
http://www.epa.gov/air/caa. (back)

3 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 199, Public Law 102-240; available at:
http://www.bts.gov/laws_and_regulations. (back)

4 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) of 1998, Public Law 105-178; available at:
http://www.bts.gov/laws_and_regulations. (back)

5 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, Funding Tables, August 2005; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/fundtablchap00.cfm. (back)

6 Federal Highway Administration. The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Final Program Guidance; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/policy_and_guidance/cmaq08gm.cfm. (back)

7 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 2005; available at:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ59/html/PLAW-109publ59.htm. (back)

8 SAFETEA-LU 1808: CMAQ: Phase I Final Report; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/research/safetea-lu_phase_1/safetealu1808.pdf. (back)

9 Federal Highway Administration. The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Final Program Guidance, p. 29; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/policy_and_guidance/cmaq08gm.cfm. (back)

10 North Front Range Metropolitan Organization (NFRMPO). Project Submittal and Evaluation Process Guidebook for FY 10-11, March 2009; available at:
http://www.nfrmpo.org/Projects/CCFP.aspx. (back)

11 Federal Highway Administration. The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Final Program Guidance; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/policy_and_guidance/cmaq08gm.cfm. (back)

12 SAFETEA-LU 1808: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Evaluation and Assessment: Phase I Final Report, p. 50; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/research/safetea-lu_phase_1/safetealu1808.pdf. (back)

13 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 199, Public Law 102-240; available at:
http://www.bts.gov/laws_and_regulations. (back)

14 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) of 1998, Public Law 105-178; available at:
http://www.bts.gov/laws_and_regulations. (back)

15 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 2005; available at:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ59/html/PLAW-109publ59.htm. (back)

16 Due to the large population of the Los Angeles MPO region, funds are suballocated directly to the region's County Transportation Commissions. (back)

17 PennDOT staff noted that this happens in about 10 percent of cases. (back)

18 23 U.S.C. §149 (g) Interagency Consultation; available at:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/search/display.html?terms=nonattainment&url=/uscode/html/uscode23/usc_sec_23_00000149----000-.html. (back)

19 Federal Highway Administration, The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Final Program Guidance; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/policy_and_guidance/cmaq08gm.cfm. (back)

20 Federal Highway Administration, The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Final Program Guidance, p. 13; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/policy_and_guidance/cmaq08gm.cfm. (back)

21 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Funding Tables, August 2005; available at:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/fundtablchap00.cfm. (back)

22 Federal Register 43:8962, March 3, 1978. (back)

23 For this reason, diesel retrofits was added as one of the evaluation criteria, though at a lower point value than CO/PM 10 reductions in order to exert influence without skewing project rankings. (back)

24 Because of this, CMAQ projects are rarely part of the Long-Range Transportation Plan. (back)

25 The publication can be found at the following link:
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10350. (back)

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