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Planning and Air Quality

Planning and Air Quality Team

Planning and Air Quality is one of several teams within the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center. The team works closely with FHWA Headquarters, field offices and other Federal agencies to provide technical assistance, technology deployment and training to partners and customers in the all areas of transportation planning and air quality. The team also coordinates and partners with other RC teams (particularly, Freight and Transportation Performance Management) to deliver integrated services to customers on related program areas.

Planning Technical Expertise
  • Administration of Planning Funds
  • Certification Reviews
  • Congestion Management Process
  • Environmental Justice
  • Fiscal Constraint/Financial Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Transportation Planning
  • Health and Transportation
  • Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL)
  • Metropolitan Planning and Programming
  • Operations and Planning
  • Public Involvement/Public Participation
  • Scenario Planning
  • Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2): Planning-Related Products
  • Statewide Planning and Programming
  • Rural Planning
  • Transportation Safety Planning/Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • Visualization
Air Quality Technical Expertise
  • Air quality planning
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
  • Criteria Pollutants associated with transportation sources (carbon monoxide, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide)
  • Emissions Modeling: Regional and Project Scales
  • Freight air quality
  • Refined and screening highway air dispersion modeling (Project and Regional Scales)
  • Highway air dispersion models (AERMOD/CAL3QHCR, CAL3QHC/CALINE3/CALINE4)
  • Highway Traffic Noise
  • Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSATS)
  • Mobile source emissions models (MOVES, Emfac)
  • MySQL Relational Database Management System
  • Pollution health effects
  • Transportation conformity
  • Transportation issues related to Resiliency

Team Members

Team Manager
Robert O’Loughlin

Planning and Air Quality Team Manager
robert.oloughlin@dot.gov

Planning Team Members
Team Member Specialty Areas
 
Larry Anderson
Community Planner
larry.anderson@dot.gov
Administration of Planning Funds
Financial Planning/Fiscal Constraint
Metropolitan Planning
SHRP2 Planning-Related Products
Statewide Planning and Programming
Brian Betlyon
Community Planner
brian.betlyon@dot.gov
Congestion Management Process
Environmental Justice
Fiscal Constraint/Financial Planning
Land Use/Scenario Planning
Metropolitan Planning
Jocelyn Jones
Community Planner
jocelyn.jones@dot.gov
Environmental Justice
Metropolitan Planning
Public Involvement/Public Participation
Jim Thorne
Community Planner
jim.thorne@dot.gov
Land Use and Scenario Planning
Metropolitan Planning
Planning and Environmental Linkages
Transportation Safety Planning
Ben Williams
Community Planner
ben.williams@dot.gov

Congestion Management Process Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Metropolitan Planning
Planning and Operations
Visualization and Transportation Planning

Air Quality Team Members
Team Member Specialty Areas
 
Kevin Black
Air Quality Specialist
kevin.black@dot.gov
Criteria pollutants, MSATs, and GHGs
MOVES Modeling
Multi-pollutant Air Quality Management Plans
Project Level Analysis
Roadside Air Quality Monitoring
Michael Claggett
Air Quality Modeling Specialist
michael.claggett@dot.gov

Ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring 
Mobile source emission models (MOVES and Emfac)
Project-level analysis (CO, PM, MSATs)
Refined and screening-level highway dispersion modeling (AERMOD/CAL3QHCR and CAL3QHC/CALINE3/CALINE4)

Paul Heishman
Air Quality Specialist
paul.heishman@dot.gov
Air Quality dispersion models (CAL3QHC/R and AERMOD)
Air Quality emissions models (MOVES)
Project-level analysis (CO, PM, MSATs)
MySQL
Traffic Noise Model analysis
Jeff Houk
Air Quality Specialist
jeff.houk@dot.gov

Air Quality emissions models (MOVES)
Project-level analysis (CO, PM, MSATs)
Transportation Conformity
Transportation Energy and Resiliency

Michael Roberts
Air Quality Specialist
michael.roberts@dot.gov
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement
Highway Traffic Noise
Pollution Health Effects
Program (CMAQ)
Transportation Conformity

 

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