Near-Road Air Quality Assessments and Support Services for the Transportation Pooled Fund
Our work for the TPF includes developing tools, analyses, and other materials to address near-road requirements. Our peer-reviewed publications discuss our findings on forecasted emissions and measured U.S. near-road air quality. We have helped the TPF partnership better understand (1) emissions data in order to identify situations in which traffic will not create air quality problems; (2) modeled vs. measured near-road air quality; (3) the potential air quality benefits of near-road barriers (sound walls and vegetation); and (4) U.S. near-road air quality trends. To support our sponsors, STI also developed an information-exchange website for transportation and air quality planners, and presented research findings at numerous venues, including the U.S. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.