Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Mid-Performance Period Progress Report (2018–2019)

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Mid-Performance Period Progress Report (2018–2019)

Product No.: TM21003
Date Published: 10/2020

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Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to adopt CMAQ Emissions and Congestion targets and develop a baseline performance plan as part of the federally mandated Transportation Performance Management process. This technical memo serves as the baseline performance report to FHWA for the period 2018–2019 for the congestion and on-road mobile emissions performance measures for the Philadelphia Urbanized Area and New York-Newark Urbanized Area and on-road mobile emissions performance measures in the DVRPC Planning Area

Geographic Area Covered: Portions of the Philadelphia and New York–Newark Urbanized Area that comprise the nine-county DVRPC planning area, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey.

Key Words: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, CMAQ, Performance Measures, Transportation Performance Management, Congestion, Peak Hour Excessive Delay, Percent Non-Single Occupant Vehicle Travel, Onroad Mobile Emissions, PM3, State Performance Measure Targets, Nonattainment Area, Maintenance Area, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

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Project Team

  • Sean Greene Manager, Office of Freight and Clean Transportation
  • Thomas K. Edinger, AICP Manager, Congestion Management Programs

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