22-4 SmartGrowth, VMT and GHG

Project Dates: July 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

Project Description: 
As highlighted in the 2021 Vermont Climate Action Plan, the transportation sector generates 40% of the state's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. To comply with the 2020 Global Waming Solutions Act, Vermont needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 26% below 2005 levels by 2025, 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. This project will develop a better understanding of the effects of land use patterns on overall travel behaviour and GHG emissions will be a critical step to inform the actions advanced in VTrans' Sustainable Transportation Plan. 

Poster:

 

Factsheet                    Presentation                    Other

Reports                   Archived Documents

Related Symposium Pages:
https://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/research/projects/SmartGrowth2022 Symposium

Researchers:
David Saladino, VHB; and Theodore Mansfield, RSG

Champion(s)/TAC members:
Matthew Arancio, Joe Segale, Michele Boomhower, John Adams, Andrea Wright, Collin Smythe, Megan O'Toole, Johanna Miller, Kati Gallagher, Chris Cochran, Bronwyn Cooke, Dale Azaria, Erin Sisson, Karen Sentoff, Jonathan Slason, Greta Hasler, Reid Haefer

Implementation:
Contacted to present at First Annual Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) Transportation Summit in October 2022

 

**Posters, Fact Sheets, Presentation Recordings and Other Materials are prepared for our September Research and Innovation Symposium each year. This page includes the latest materials. Check back in September for updated materials related to this project.