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Handbook for Estimating Transportation Greenhouse Gases for Integration into the Planning Process

Chapter 9 - References

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9.1 Tools and Models

Argonne National Laboratory, Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model:

Argonne National Laboratory, VISION model:

California Air Resources Board, Emission Factor Model (EMFAC):

FHWA, Energy and Emissions Reduction Analysis Tool (EERPAT):

ICLEI, Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant:

ICLEI, Clean Air and Climate Protection (CACP) Software 2009:

ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS):

South Coast Air Quality Management District, California Emission Estimator Model (CalEEMod):

Transportation Research Board, GreenDOT,

University of South Florida Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies (TRIMMS) model:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, COMMUTER Model:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES):

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Mobile Inventory Model:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency State Inventory Tool:

9.2 Reports and Other Resources

American Public Transportation Association (APTA), "Recommended Practice for Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit," 2009.

California Air Pollution Control Officers Association, "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures," August 2010,

California Air Resources Board Regional Targets Advisory Committee "MPO Self-Assessment of Current Modeling Capacity and Data Collection Programs. " 2009.

California Air Resources Board, Senate Bill 375, Research on Impacts of Transportation and Land Use-Related Policies,

California Transportation Commission, "2010 California Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines," April 7, 2010,

Chester, Mikhail and Arpad Horvath, "Environmental Lifecycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: An Evaluation of Automobiles, Buses, Trains, Aircraft, and High Speed Rail in the United States," University of California Berkeley,

Center for Clean Air Policy, "Overview of GHG Planning Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Resources," for U.S. Federal Highway Administration, May 2011.

Derrible, Sybil, Sheyda Saneinejad, Lorraine Sugar, and Christopher Kennedy, "Macroscopic Model of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Municipalities," Transportation Research Record no. 2191, 2010, pp. 174-181.

Duduta, Nicolae and Allison Bishins, "Citywide Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: A Review of Selected Methodologies," World Resources Institute Working Paper, October 2010.

Gallivan, Frank, Michael Grant, and John Davies, "Improving the Transportation Component of State Greenhouse Gas Inventories," paper developed for 17th Annual International Emission Inventory Conference, Portland, OR, June 4, 2008.

ICF International, "Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Development Alternatives: Detailed Review of Select Tools," for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, November 2008.

ICF International, "Smart Growth and Climate Protection Policy Analysis, Task 3 - Assessment of Tools," for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, June 2010.

Liddle, Brantley, "Long-run relationship among transport demand, income, and gasoline price for the US," Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2009. Volume: 14, Issue: 2, Publisher: Elsevier, Pages: 73-82

National Center for Transit Research, "Developing a Framework for a Toolkit for Carbon Footprint that Integrates Transit (CFIT)," November 2010.

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, "Assessing Mechanisms for Integrating Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Reduction Objectives into Transportation Decision Making," NCHRP Project 20-24 (64), prepared by ICF International, January 2010. ttp://

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, "Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures for Transportation Construction, Maintenance, and Operations Activities: Calculator for State Departments of Transportation (GreenDOT)," prepared by ICF International, NCHRP Project 25-25 (58).

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, "Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Methodologies for State Transportation Departments," prepared by ICF International, July 2011.

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, "Assessing Mechanisms for Integrating Greenhouse Gas Reduction Objectives into Transportation Decision Making," NCHRP Project 20-24 (64), prepared by ICF International, January 2010.

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, "Assessment of GHG Analysis Techniques for Transportation Projects," NCHRP Project 25-25(17), prepared by ICF International, May 2006.

New York State Department of Transportation, "Air Quality Analysis of Transportation Improvement Programs, Regional Transportation Plans, and Capital Project programs - Technical Guidance to Assist Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Department of Transportation Regional Offices Meet the Objectives of the 2002 New York State Energy Plan," January 21, 2003.

Oregon Department of Transportation, "Greenhouse Gas Toolkit,"

Pozdena, Randall, "Vehicle Miles Traveled and the Economy: The Challenge for Climate Policy," prepared by QuantEcon, Incorporated for the Bipartisan Policy Center, 2009.

Schmidt, Nicholas and Michael Meyer, "Incorporating Climate Change Considerations into Transportation Planning," Transportation Research Record, No. 2119, 2009, pp. 66-73.

Southern California Association of Governments, "SCAG SB 375/SCS Technical Methodology and Related Processes for Estimating GHG Emissions - Draft," March 25, 2010,

"Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008," California Senate Bill 375, Chapter 732, Statutes of 2008,

Strategic Highway Research Program 2, "Practitioners Handbook: Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Process," Project C09, prepared by PB Americas, January 2011.

Transportation Association of Canada, "Quantifying and Forecasting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Urban Passenger Transportation," January 2011.

Transportation Research Board, "Metropolitan Travel Forecasting: Current Practice and Future Direction" Special Report 288, 2007.

Urban Land Institute, "Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions," prepared by Cambridge Systematics, October 2009.

U.S. Department of Transportation, "Estimating Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use in New York State," prepared by ICF Consulting, March 2005,

U.S. Department of Transportation. "Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes Handbook (DOT-FH-11-9579)," Updates through TCRP project.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Potential Changes in Emissions Due to Improvements in Travel Efficiency - Final Report," prepared by ICF International, March 2011.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Using MOVES for Estimating State and Local Inventories of On-Road Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Consumption - Final," November 2012.

U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "A Sampling of Emissions Analysis Techniques for Transportation Control Measures," prepared by Cambridge Systematics, October 2000.

U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "A Snapshot of Travel Modeling Activities," Travel Model Improvement Program, 2008.

U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "Multi-Pollutant Emissions Benefits of Transportation Strategies," prepared by ICF Consulting, November 2006,

U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "Sample Methodologies for Regional Emissions Analysis in Small Urban and Rural Areas," prepared by ICF Consulting, updated November 2, 2011.

Vermont Agency for Transportation, "Task 1: Evaluation of Existing Inventory Data Report," prepared by ICF International, July 2010.

Washington State Department of Commerce, "Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Analysis Tools," prepared by Fehr & Peers, December 2009,

Weigel, Brent, Frank Southworth and Michael Meyer, "Calculators to Estimate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Public Transit Vehicles," Transportation Research Record, No. 2143, 2010, pp. 125-133

World Business Council for Sustainable Development / World Resource Institute "GHG Protocol for Project Accounting," January 2011,

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