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General Air Quality Publications
The general air quality publications below provide general information on a number of air quality related topics. There are also links provided to the FHWA air quality program areas for additional publications specific to those programs.
- Transportation Air Quality: Selected Facts and Figures (Updated February 2016, FHWA) - This brochure provides an overview of transportation and air quality trends from across the Nation. Information regarding federal tailpipe control standards, new air quality standards, recent travel and congestion trends sources of greenhouse gas emissions, transportation policy strategies, and other useful sources of air quality-related information are provided. (PDF 3.3 MB)
- Air Quality Planning for Transportation Officials - The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the air quality planning requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that are transportation-related.
- A Summary: Air Quality Programs and Provisions of ISTEA (1992, FHWA) - The Federal Highway Administration developed this pamphlet for the purpose of providing a general overview of the programs offered under the 1991 ISTEA pertaining to air quality programs under the Clean Air Act Amendments. The basic goals of ISTEA and the CAAA are outlined and the document discusses the funding flexibilities offered by various program categories. The implications of increased funding levels for planning and the strengthened role of the metropolitan planning organizations are discussed, and new programs such as the CMAQ program are highlighted as a source of potential funding for TCM implementation under the Clean Air Act.(631 KB Adobe PDF)
- A Summary: Transportation Programs and Provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (1992, FHWA) - This FHWA brochure provides an excellent overview of the Clean Air Act Amendments and its planning requirements for SIP development. It discusses the effects of pollution on human health and how transportation planning assists in advancing clean air goals of the CAAA. The fold outs of the pamphlets provide colorized tables illustrating the necessary planning requirements by severity and pollutant types. The brochure also attempts to provide definitions of the transportation conformity process and how ISTEA planning interrelates to the development of SIPs for attainment of the NAAQS. (1.9 MB Adobe PDF)
Links to Air Quality Program Publications