• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 1063

Taking Stock of Transportation Life-Cycle Assessment

Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
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Mikhail Chester, Arizona State University, presiding
Hanjiro Ambrose, University of California, Davis, presiding
Shoshanna Saxe, University of Toronto, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies (ADC80)
Standing Committee on Resource Conservation and Recovery (ADC60)
Standing Committee on Transportation Energy (ADC70)
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a basis for transportation policy and legal frameworks, identify best practices, and connect transportation LCA researchers and practitioners.  Workshop attendees will: 1) learn about Transportation LCA initiatives; 2) discuss the role of transportation LCA in policies for automated vehicle technologies or transportation fuels; 3) identify common research areas/challenges and develop a centralized community under TRB.

1:30pm – 1:45pm - Welcome, workshop goals & structure, introductions

1:45pm – 2:30pm - Expert panel discussions on best practices and value of LCA

2:30pm – 3:30pm - Breakout discussions led by experts

3:30pm – 4:30pm - Report back and community presentations


Title Presentation Number
Transportation LCA Perspective from California
Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis
LCA of Emerging Transportation Systems
Kara Kockelman, University of Texas, Austin
LCA for Climate Change Assessment
Heather Dylla, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)