Transportation

As North Texas is projected to grow to an estimated 10.7 million people by 2040, transportation is at the forefront to keep up with a rapidly growing region. In 2012, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated ten counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise Counties) in North Central Texas as nonattainment for the pollutant ozone in accordance with the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As various transportation sectors remain a significant contributor to ozone emissions, transportation related projects are critical to ensure healthy air quality across the region. Below are tools, resources, and case studies to support local governments, educational institutions, and public and private entities’ efforts to implement programs to reduce harmful transportation related emissions in the public and private sector.

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2030 Districts designates urban areas across the country that are seeking to foster sustainability through the built environment.
Advanced
A regional public awareness campaign and partnership that seeks to improve air quality in North Texas.
Basic
The Alternative Fueling Station Locator, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, is a tool to identify alternative fueling station locations throughout the country.
Basic

The Green Tracks pilot project was commissioned by the transit authority in Maryland and developed by a multi-disciplinary project team to investigate and determine the feasibility of installing and maintaining a vegetated track system on a commuter light rail in Maryland. 

The Carbon Footprint Calculator estimates an individual's carbon emissions based on home energy, transportation, and waste.
Basic
The Center for Neighborhood Technology is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that works to improve urban economies and environments across the U.S. through initiatives in transportation, water, climate, and public policy.
Advanced

 Charles City and the Conservation Design Forum (CDF) developed a comprehensive plan to address the prevalent streets and stormwater issues. The Conservation Design Forum worked with the City to develop a permeable streets plan for a 17 block area of the City. Plan alternatives included permeable paving, parkway bioretention, bioretention intersection narrowings, and infiltration beds.

To outline goals and provides workable, cost-effective solutions to reduce emissions from local fleets and support regional efforts to attain federal air quality standards in the North Central Texas Region.
Intermediate
The Climate Showcase Communities program showcases communities that are undertaking pilot projects to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas pollution while saving money.
Basic
Seeking to lead the region in petroleum and emissions reduction measures to improve air quality and increase energy security, primarily in the transportation sector.
Basic

Initiated by the city of Denver on former railroad land, the Riverfront Park project was an urban infill planned comunity that included housing, retail and restaurant sapces. The project is arranged in a linear fashion between railroad tracks on one side and a 19-acre park developed by the city on the other, and is connected to the downtown by an iconic pedestrian bridge that spans the railroad tracks.

Electric Vehicles North Texas (EVNT) is the electric vehicles (EV) subcommittee of the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition.
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A regional initiative dedicated to reducing the impacts associated with the idling of vehicles.
Basic
Learn about PEV workplace charging to determine if it is right for your organization, and find resources to help install and manage workplace charging.
Intermediate
Fleets for the Future (F4F) coordinates regional and national scale procurement initiatives designed to consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).
Advanced
The official US government source for fuel economy information.
Basic
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) resource guide for clean and efficient vehicles and resources.
Basic
The International Sustainable Campus Network brings together colleges and universities from around the world to collaborate on integrating sustainability into all aspects of operations.
Intermediate
The InVEST software determines the valuation of ecosystem services and evaluates how impacts to ecosystems can alter the benefits they provide to humans.
Advanced
Mobility 2040 is the long-term transportation plan for North Texas, outlining improvements for road, transit, bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
Intermediate
The Natural Capital Project develops nature-based solutions to various problems and motivates natural capital investments.
Advanced
ParkSmart certifies sustainable parking structure design and operation.
Advanced
The Rocky Mountain Institute develops market-based solutions that will accelerate the shift to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Advanced

The development effort of the Market Square project involved historic renovation and adaptive use of the larger historic building and a complete renovation and recladding of the smaller building. The entire complex is located on a one-block site in the Mid-Market area of downtown San Francisco, a recently emerged location for tech tenants and new multifamily development.

The Save Money and Reduce Truck Emissions (SMARTE) program aims to improve industry awareness of freight traffic effects on air quality, promote the use of SmartWay® verified technologies, and encourage industry specific best practices.
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