January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
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Implications of Technological and Societal Changes for Air Quality Policy and Regulations: Are Our Analysis Tools Adequate?

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center
Victoria Martinez, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Alexander Bigazzi, University of British Columbia, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality; and Standing Committee on Transportation Energy

What are the important policy questions for the transportation and air quality community in the face of technological and societal changes anticipated to accompany new vehicles, travel demand, data sets, and legal challenges? Are our analysis tools up to the task when grappling with the uncertainty that accompanies these changes? How do we take advantage of multidisciplinary expertise to work together? Join us to identify opportunities and challenges and establish a research platform to best meet these needs and potential topics for the TRB summer 2018 meeting of the Transportation and Air Quality Committee.

Future Trends in Transportation That Could Impact Air Quality Policy and Regulations
Kelly Clifton, Portland State University

Presentation on future trends to set the stage for the workshop: technological and societal changes anticipated to accompany new vehicles, travel demand, data sets, and legal challenges.

Panel on Information for Decision-Making in Transportation Emissions and Air Quality Policy
David D'Onofrio, Atlanta Regional Commission; Karin Landsberg, Washington State Department of Transportation

How agencies currently make air quality-related decisions and the challenges they are facing regarding making future decisions (what types of information are currently used and what would they like to have available). 

Key Questions and Information Gaps for Developing Transport Air Quality Policy for the Future
Victoria Martinez, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Alexander Bigazzi, University of British Columbia

Summary results from the first half of the workshop

An Evaluation of Vehicle, Traffic, and Emissions Modeling Tools for Transportation Analysis
Guohua Song, Beijing Jiaotong University

 

An Evaluation of Air Quality, Exposure, and Health Modeling Tools for Transportation Analysis
Luc Int Panis, Hasselt University

 

Discussion: Key Weaknesses in Existing Tools and Strategies to Address Them
Alexander Bigazzi, University of British Columbia; Victoria Martinez, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)