Conference Program

Concurrent Technical Sessions (25-30)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 11am - 12:15pm

25. Contracting Tools for Recycling/Sustainability in Transportation
Moderator: Nicole Villamizar, Environmental Protection Agency

This Session will focus on approaches to specifications development and other contracting means for promoting sustainability and recycling.

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26. The Global Supply Chain and Green House Gases - Part II
Moderator: Michael Johnsen, US Department of Transportation

Freight transportation represents about 8 percent of GHG emissions in the U.S. and ranks as the fastest growing transportation emissions sector. Attention to reducing freight’s pollution impacts has been growing. This session will provide examples of innovative strategies to reduce freight’s emissions, and identify federal and state policies that have and can help modernize freight while reducing its environmental impacts.

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27. Indirect and Cumulative Impact Analysis: Planning, Projects and Legal Perspective
Moderator: Dianna Noble, Texas Department of Transportation

The focus of this session on Indirect and Cumulative Impacts (ICI) consists of perspectives that have been encountered in terms of legal sufficiency and challenges in court related to ICI for transportation projects; an MPO approach in analyzing and documenting Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as part of the regional transportation planning process; and, a state DOT project specific approach in analyzing and documenting Indirect and Cumulative Impacts along with insights related to the eight step ICI process, NCHRP 466 and the Practitioner's Handbook on Assessing Indirect Effects and Cumulative Impacts under NEPA (Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO).

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28. Transportation’s Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions (1.97MB)
Moderator: Tina Hodges, Federal Transit Administration

On Earth Day 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a report to Congress analyzing the full range of strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. transportation.  At this session, report authors will discuss findings from the report and an outside expert will comment.  Attendees are invited to discuss ideas for furthering the research and the state of the practice in the area of transportation and climate change mitigation.

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29. From Science to the "Real World": Making Alternative Fuels Work in the Market Place (114KB)
Moderator: Robert E. Larson, US Environmental Protection Agency

Science, public policy, private sector, and the public in general - working together.

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30. Considering the Larger Pool of Non-Discrimination Laws as Part of EJ Analysis: Applications of Civil Rights Laws to ARRA:BARC
Moderator: Steve Gurganus, North Carolina Department of Transportation

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