San Francisco Bay Area's Experience Developing Transportation Control Measures for Air Quality Plans

by Thomas Perardi, Bay Area Air Quality Management, District, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Transportation Planning and Air Quality


The San Francisco Bay Area has included Transportation Control Measures (TCMs) in air quality planning efforts since the early 1970s. Growing concern for traffic congestion has enhanced the power of air quality considerations in regional transportation planning. Issues particular to the Bay area are: 1. Physical and political setting; 2. Institutional arrangements for planning; 3. California Clean Air Act requirements; 4. Cortese bill mechanism for TCM planning; 5. Support for market-based TCMs; 6. Litigation on transportation/air quality planning; 7. Voluntary/Intermittent controls; 8. Technical and economic analysis. Bay Area experience with these issues may be useful to other areas developing TCMs and nonattainment area plans.

Subject Headings: Air quality | Quality control | Bays | Traffic congestion | Air traffic control | California | United States | San Francisco Bay Area

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