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Considering GHG Emissions in Transportation Planning

The National Research Council’s Transportation Board recently issued a report and companion Practitioners Guide that identify where and how considerations of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption fit into decision-making frameworks for transportation planning.  The publications will be of interest to transportation professionals charged with analyzing strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Framework identifies where and how considerations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption fit into a conceptual decision-making framework for transportation planning.  The report covers the role of GHG emissions in the transportation sector, factors influencing future emissions, and the cost effectiveness and feasibility of various emissions reduction strategies.

A companion piece, The Practitioner’s Guide to Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Framework presents information on how considerations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be incorporated into transportation planning when using different types of collaborative decision-making approaches

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