Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component
mode - bus, mode - rail, technology - emissions, land use - planning, land use - impacts, land use - urban density, planning - environmental impact
greenhouse gas (GHG), land use benefits, impacts of transit service, energy use, air quality
Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component examines interrelationships between transit and land use patterns to understand their contribution to compact development and the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction benefits.
The report is accompanied by an Excel-based tool that applies the research findings. The calculator tool estimates the land use benefits of existing or planned transit projects. The report and tool will enable users to determine quantifiable impacts of transit service on compact development, energy use, and air quality in urbanized areas.
Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.
Gallivan, F., Rose, E., Ewing, R., Hamidi, S., & Brown, T. (2015). Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component. Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 176, pp. 109. Published by Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC.