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Unpublished Paper
AN EXPLORATION OF TRENDS IN TRANSPORTATION, AIR QUALITY, AND ENERGY IN FLORIDA
Florida Trends And Conditions (2000)
  • Jaap Vos
Abstract
As part of Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT's) update to the Florida Transportation Plan 2020, the Florida Atlantic University/Florida International University (Joint Center) has been asked to examine the environmental trends relevant to transportation planning. It is important to realize that traditionally transportation decisions are based on the projected demand for transportation. Typically this demand is driven by population and economic factors. Although environmental considerations have become more important in transportation decisions, the environmental issues are primarily addressed at the project level. To a certain extent the project level is an appropriate place to address environmental concerns. Only at this level is it possible to determine the exact environmental effects and to develop mitigation strategies. However, environmental concerns have changed from primarily local and regional issues to state, national and global issues. Where environmental concerns such as noise abatement and wetland mitigation could most effectively be addressed at the project level, the current issues - such as air quality - require a long term, proactive approach.
Publication Date
2000
Citation Information
Jaap Vos. "AN EXPLORATION OF TRENDS IN TRANSPORTATION, AIR QUALITY, AND ENERGY IN FLORIDA" Florida Trends And Conditions (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaap_vos/21/