This webinar is designed to help local agencies learn how to use tools to estimate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in transportation on their roads and counties. We’ll show you how to measure the impact of traffic on air quality with easy-to-use tools that anyone can learn. You’ll discover how this knowledge can save your agency money and contribute to a more sustainable transportation system.

During this session, we will provide an overview of the transportation system’s contribution to the produced GHG emissions in Florida and the United States. We’ll discuss approaches to estimating GHG emissions, along with their pros and cons. This session will also cover two user-friendly tools for estimating GHG emissions, which use Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as their input unit.

By attending this training, attendees will:

  • Uncover the traffic-air pollution connection (focusing on GHG emissions) and explore the various ways to estimate these emissions.
  • Learn how VMT helps estimate emissions on your streets and across your county.
  • Explore real-world examples for estimating GHG emissions at both the roadway and county levels.

Hillsborough County’s User-Friendly Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Estimation Tools for a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System will be honored by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council at the Upcoming 30th Annual Future of the Region Awards.

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The Florida LTAP Center is pleased to work with Hillsborough County to bring you this session. This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those that request these during registration.

 

American Planning Association Florida Chapter Suncoast Logo - Creaing Great Communities for AllA total of 1.0 PDH can be earned for fully attending the webinar. Florida local agencies are being given first priority! AICP CMs (1.0) have been requested (Thanks to the Sun Coast Section of APA Florida!)

Agenda:

  • Overview of the need to estimate and include GHG emissions in the decision-making process of transportation and infrastructure-related projects.
  • Step-by-step explanation of how we estimate GHG emissions using VMT at the roadway and county levels.
  • Demonstration of the inputs and outputs of both GHG emissions estimation tools.
  • Presentation of two examples and possible uses of the tools.
  • Q & A

Instructor Bio:

Lama AlfaseehLama Alfaseeh holds a Ph.D. in Intelligent Transportation Systems from the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Toronto, Canada, and is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. In her research, she focused on single and multi-objective eco-routing while using Connected and Automated Vehicles. Previously, Lama worked with Stantec before moving to Florida and then worked for Manatee County as a transportation planner. She currently works for Hillsborough County as a planner focusing on transportation, particularly safety, network connectivity, and GHG emissions-related projects.

Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transportation: A Toolbox for Local Agencies

DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
TIME: 10:00 – 11:00AM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar