A transportation research program for mitigating and adapting to climate change and conserving energy / Committee for Study on Transportation Research Programs to Address Energy and Climate Change, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for Study on Transportation Research Programs to Address Energy and Climate Change [Browse]
Washington, D.C. : Transportation Research Board, 2009.
xiv, 120 p. ; 23 cm.


  • Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board) ; 299. [More in this series]
  • Special report ; 299
Summary note
TRB Special Report 299: A Transportation Research Program for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Conserving Energy suggests that federal, state, and local policy makers need informed guidance about the effectiveness, costs, feasibility, and acceptability of transportation strategies to mitigate transportation greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy and to adapt to climate change. The report covers strategies affecting travel and mode choice, models and decision tools, infrastructure investment options, and infrastructure construction, operation, and maintenance. The committee that prepared the report recommends beginning a research and development initiative by making a modest investment of 40 million to 45 million annually in the next surface transportation authorization that would be used to develop the best available guidance quickly on the basis of existing information and then begin to improve that guidance over time as new research is completed.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Ch. 2. Existing Transportation Research Programs Addressing Climate Change and Energy Conservation -- Ch. 3. Mitigation Research to Inform Policy and Practice -- Ch. 4. Adaptation Research and Development -- Ch. 5. Estimated Research Program Cost and Criteria for Effective Management.
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