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Assessing air quality and health benefits of the Clean Truck Program in the Alameda corridor, CA

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  • Lee, Gunwoo
  • You, Soyoung (Iris)
  • Ritchie, Stephen G.
  • Saphores, Jean-Daniel
  • Jayakrishnan, R.
  • Ogunseitan, Oladele

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In this paper, vehicle microscopic simulation and emission models were combined with an air pollutant dispersion model and a health assessment tool to quantify some social costs resulting from urban freight transportation in the Alameda corridor that links the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles. Traffic on two busy freeways, the I-710 and the I-110, and some heavily trafficked arterial roads was analyzed to estimate the health impacts caused by drayage truck emissions of particulate matter (PM) for four different years: 2005, which serves as a baseline for various pollution inventories, as well as 2008, 2010 and 2012. These years correspond to deadlines for the Clean Truck Program (CTP), which was put in place to improve air quality in the Alameda corridor. Results show that the health costs from particulate matter (PM) emitted by drayage trucks exceeded 440million dollars in 2005. However, these costs decreased by 36%, 90%, and 96% after accounting for the requirements of the 2008, 2010, and 2012 CTP deadlines. These results quantify the magnitude of the social costs generated by drayage trucks in the Alameda corridor, suggest that these costs justified replacing drayage trucks operating there, and indicate that the Clean Truck Program likely exceeded its target.

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  • Lee, Gunwoo & You, Soyoung (Iris) & Ritchie, Stephen G. & Saphores, Jean-Daniel & Jayakrishnan, R. & Ogunseitan, Oladele, 2012. "Assessing air quality and health benefits of the Clean Truck Program in the Alameda corridor, CA," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 46(8), pages 1177-1193.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:46:y:2012:i:8:p:1177-1193
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2012.05.005
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    1. VAN WOENSEL, Tom & CRETEN, Ruth & VANDAELE, Nico J., "undated". "Managing the environmental externalities of traffic logistics: The issue of emissions," Working Papers 2000022, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
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    1. Gatta, Valerio & Marcucci, Edoardo, 2014. "Urban freight transport and policy changes: Improving decision makers' awareness via an agent-specific approach," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 248-252.
    2. Malina, Christiane & Scheffler, Frauke, 2015. "The impact of Low Emission Zones on particulate matter concentration and public health," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 77(C), pages 372-385.

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