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

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FHWA-HEP-09-026

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1. AGENCY USE ONLY (Leave blank)2. REPORT DATE
July 2009
3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED
CMAQ Evaluation and Review 2008
4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE
SAFETEA-LU 1808: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Evaluation and Assessment: Phase II Final Report
5. FUNDING NUMBERS
6. AUTHOR(S)
Terrance Regan, Elizabeth Murphy, Mary Beth Hines
7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)
U.S. Department of Transportation
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER
FHWA-HEP-09-026
9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)
Office of Natural and Human Environment
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
10. SPONSORING/MONITORING
AGENCY REPORT NUMBER

HEPN-1
11. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES
This report was overseen by a review panel composed of representatives of the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
12a. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT
No restrictions. This document is available to the public electronically through the Federal Highway Administration Office of Natural and Human Environment, Washington, DC 20590, at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/index.cfm.
12b. DISTRIBUTION CODE
13. ABSTRACT (Maximum 200 words)
In SAFETEA-LU Section 1808, Congress required the U.S. Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to evaluate and assess the direct and indirect impacts of CMAQ-funded projects on air quality and congestion levels to ensure the program's effective implementation. Phase II of the CMAQ Evaluation and Assessment responds to that request by exploring different practices and approaches that select agencies Nationwide use in CMAQ project selection and implementation. The study team conducted 1-day site interviews with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) at seven locations around the country. The Phase II Report highlights effective CMAQ implementation practices and identifies benefits, challenges, and opportunities encountered by the agencies interviewed as they program CMAQ funds from the information collected and analyzed during the site visit interviews.
14. SUBJECT TERMS
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), air quality, evaluation, assessment, cost-effectiveness, SAFETEA-LU 1808, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
15. NUMBER OF PAGES
66
16. PRICE CODE
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SI* (Modern Metric) Conversion Factors

Approximate Conversions to SI Units

Symbol When you know Multiply by To Find Symbol
Length
in inches 25.4 millimeters mm
ft feet 0.305 meters m
yd yards 0.914 meters m
mi miles 1.61 kilometers km
Area
in2 square inches 645.2 square millimeters mm2
ft2 square feet 0.093 square meters m2
yd2 square yard 0.836 square meters m2
ac acres 0.405 hectares ha
mi2 square miles 2.59 square kilometers km2
Volume
fl oz fluid ounces 29.57 milliliters mL
gal gallons 3.785 liters L
ft3 cubic feet 0.028 cubic meters m3
yd3 cubic yards 0.765 cubic meters m3
NOTE: volumes greater than 1000 L shall be shown in m3
Mass
oz ounces 28.35 grams g
lb pounds 0.454 kilograms kg
T short tons (2000 lb) 0.907 megagrams (or "metric ton") Mg (or "t")
Temperature (exact degrees)
oF Fahrenheit 5 (F-32)/9
or (F-32)/1.8
Celsius oC
Illumination
fc foot-candles 10.76 lux lx
fl foot-Lamberts 3.426 candela/m2 cd/m2
Force and Pressure or Stress
lbf poundforce 4.45 newtons N
lbf/in2 poundforce per square inch 6.89 kilopascals kPa
Updated: 02/24/2012
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