Applying TRANPLAN to Assist Air Quality Impact Analysis

by Guido Schattanek, Parsons Brinckerhoff, United States,
John Sun, Parsons Brinckerhoff, United States,
John Chow, Parsons Brinckerhoff, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


Environmental analysts have been using the plotting capabilities of TRANPLAN, a transportation planning software package, to facilitate the analysis of air quality impacts of the Boston Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel project (CA/THT project), the nation's largest highway project. This has improved the speed and efficiency of the environmental analysis process. It is believed that this is the first time that this approach has been applied to a project of this magnitude. The crux of this methodology is the integration of the air quality and traffic modeling processes, through the use of microcomputer technology and enhanced graphics capabilities to provide for the rapid and accurate manipulation and display of large amounts of data.

Subject Headings: Air quality | Transportation studies | Air traffic | Computer software | Project management | Air pollution | Computer models | Computer analysis | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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