The Clean Air Act: Opportunities for the Transit Industryby Sarah Siwek, Los Angeles County Transportation, Commission, Los Angeles, United States,
Abstract: The 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) have opened up new opportunities for transit agencies, especially those in large urban areas with the worst air pollution problems. The transportation provisions of the CAAA are likely to stimulate the demand for public transit, van pooling, and car pooling, particularly in the 25 areas experiencing 'serious', 'severe' and 'extreme' air pollution. The increase in demand for high-occupancy transportation modes has the potential to increase transit revenues and transportation subsidides allocated to these areas. The adoption of regional employer-based trip reduction programs can provide public transit agencies with data which can be valuable for service planning but have been difficult to obtain until now.
Subject Headings: Air quality | Air transportation | Public transportation | Transportation management | Quality control | Urban development | Federal government
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