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Planning and Air Quality

Planning and Air Quality Technical Service Team

Planning and Air Quality is one of 11 teams within the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center. The Planning and Air Quality 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 fields of transportation planning and air quality.

Planning Technical Expertise: Priority Emphasis Areas  

  • Congestion Management Process (CMP)
  • Visualization/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Transportation Planning
  • Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Transportation Safety Planning (TSP)
  • Freight air quality
  • Modeling and Traffic Analysis Tools

Planning Technical Expertise: Functional Areas  

  • Border Planning
  • Certification Reviews
  • Resiliency and Transportation Planning
  • Congestion Management Process
  • Data
  • EJ /Title 6
  • Fiscal Constraint/Financial Planning
  • GIS and Transportation Planning Health and Transportation
  • Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL)
  • Metropolitan Planning
  • Native American and Tribal Planning
  • Operations/ITS and Planning)
  • Public Involvement/Public Participation
  • Transportation Safety Planning/Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • Scenario Planning
  • Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2): Planning-Related Products
  • Security Planning and Emergency Response/Disaster Preparedness
  • Statewide and Rural Planning
  • Travel Demand Forecasting
  • Travel Time Reliability
  • 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
  • Highway air dispersion modeling: (Project and Regional Scales)
  • Highway air dispersion models (CALINE3, CALINE4, CAL3QHC, CAL3QHCR, AERMOD)
  • 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
201 Mission Street Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94105
Ph: (415) 314-3024
robert.oloughlin@dot.gov

Planning Team Members  

Team Member Specialty Areas

Larry Anderson
Community Planner (SHRP2 Capacity Implementation Specialist)
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3268
Fax: (720) 963-3232
larry.anderson@dot.gov


SHRP2 Process-Related Products/Solutions in the Capacity Focus Area
Administration of Planning Funds
Asset Management
Financial Planning / Fiscal Constraint
Programming / TIPS / STIPs



Brian Betlyon
Community Planner
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-0086
Fax: (410) 962-3419
brian.betlyon@dot.gov


Metropolitan Planning
Congestion Management Process
Land Use/Scenario Planning
Fiscal Constraint
Financial Planning



Jocelyn Jones
Community Planner
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2486
Fax: (410) 962-3419
jocelyn.jones@dot.gov


Freight Planning
Metropolitan Planning
Environmental Justice and Title VI
Public Involvement/Public Participation Plans




Jim Thorne
Community Planner
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
Ph: (708) 283-3538
Fax: (708) 283-3501
jim.thorne@dot.gov


Metropolitan Planning
Planning and Environmental Linkages
Land Use and Scenario Planning
Transportation Safety Planning
Resiliency and Transportation Planning




Ben Williams
Community Planner
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3671
Fax: (404) 562-3700
ben.williams@dot.gov


GIS and Transportation Planning
Metropolitan Planning
Visualization and Transportation Planning
Congestion Management Process
Planning and Operations



Air Quality Team Members  

Team Member Specialty Areas

Kevin Black
Air Quality Specialist
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2177
kevin.black@dot.gov


MOVES Modeling
Project Level Analysis
Criteria pollutants, MSATs, and GHGs
Roadside Air Quality Monitoring
Multi-pollutant Air Quality Management Plans


Michael Claggett
Air Quality Modeling Specialist
4001 Office Court Drive Suite 801
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Ph: (505) 820-2047
michael.claggett@dot.gov


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


Paul Heishman
Air Quality Specialist
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2362
paul.heishman@dot.gov


Project-level analysis (CO, PM, MSATs)
Air Quality emissions models (MOVES)
Air Quality dispersion models (CAL3QHC/R and AERMOD)
MySQL
Traffic Noise Model analysis


Jeff Houk
Air Quality Specialist
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3203
jeff.houk@dot.gov


Conformity
Particulate Matter
Transportation issues related to Resiliency
MOVES Model


Michael Roberts
Air Quality Specialist
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3928
michael.roberts@dot.gov


Transportation Conformity
Highway Traffic Noise
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
Pollution Health Effects

 

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