APTA SUDS-CC-RP-001-092019-05-04T18:37:18-04:00

Recommended Practice

Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit

Abstract

This Recommended Practice provides guidance to transit agencies for quantifying their greenhouse gas emissions, including both emissions generated by transit and the potential reduction of emissions through efficiency and displacement.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SUDS-CC-RP-001-09 Rev. 1 09/10/2018 Published Current

Keywords

carbon footprinting, climate change, greenhouse gas emission inventory/reporting, mode shift, land-use effect

Summary

This Recommended Practice provides guidance to transit agencies for quantifying their greenhouse gas emissions, including both emissions generated by transit and the potential reduction of emissions through efficiency and displacement. It lays out a standard methodology for transit agencies to report their greenhouse gas emissions in a transparent, consistent and cost-effective manner. It ensures that agencies can provide an accurate public record of their emissions, may help them comply with future state and federal legal requirements, and may help them gain credit for their “early actions” to reduce emissions.

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