Near Road Air Quality Research

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(284)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1340
Partners: AZDOT, CA, CO, OH, TX, VA, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2019
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2019
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $2,016,700.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Cecilia Ho
Cecilia.Ho@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-9862
Study Champion(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2014 $30,000.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2016 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2013 $20,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $300,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $40,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $350,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Rose Waldman David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Rose Waldman David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Rose Waldman David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2016 $150,000.00 Noel Alcala Cynthia Jones 614-466-1975 cynthia.jones@dot.ohio.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2013 $250,000.00 Jackie Ploch Sandra Kaderka rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2014 $250,000.00 Jackie Ploch Sandra Kaderka rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $236,700.00 Jackie Ploch Sandra Kaderka rtimain@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $0.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $0.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

New federal regulations require state and local agencies to monitor near-roadway emissions and quantitatively assess potential for air quality impacts (“hot-spots”). State DOTs need to understand the implications of the new near-road data being collected; develop analysis methods and expertise to complete hot-spot modeling; and implement effective mitigation. Many states are unable to internally address all of the new emissions modeling and measurement requirements with existing resources. State DOTs need help meeting new near-road air quality analysis requirements and responding to stakeholder requests for information about near-road air pollution.

Currently, there is no forum dedicated to facilitating information and technology transfer related to near-road pollution issues. A pooled fund would allow for coordinated sharing of critical research developments, evaluation techniques, and study results to reduce overall costs and promote project delivery. It would provide a unique venue for collaboration between state DOTs and FHWA to clarify near-road emissions challenges, prioritize research needs, discourage redundant individual state efforts, and to quickly initiate research that develops solutions that meet the needs of multiple states. The benefit of a pooled fund is that it can be more dynamic and flexible than other research mechanisms, which allows research products to be developed quickly in response to changing regulations and modeling requirements.

Objectives

The following are initial objectives of this pooled fund effort:

Create a “roadmap” that clarifies current state of the practice and outlines and prioritizes research needs.

To provide expertise and research that supports states with near-road and related air quality issues.

Provide a forum for states to collaborate on issues and develop strategies and research priorities for addressing critical near-roadway air quality issues. This forum will promote technology transfer between states and prevent duplication of research efforts.

Conduct priority near-road air quality research that benefits the state of knowledge and shares new information and technologies.

Augments limited resources to help state DOTs meet the new air quality regulations and promote project delivery.

Scope of Work

Member agencies will develop and prioritize the research inquires that are conducted throughout the project. Some initial tasks that are suggested include but are not limited to:

1. Synthesize routine and special study near-road pollution data and information; summarize completed and on-going research; prioritize information gaps and needs; assess situations with potential for near-road impact.

2. Design and create the web-based infrastructure to discuss near-road air quality issues and share related information;

3. Evaluate and compare line source dispersion modeling approaches against measured concentration data.

4. Develop best practices for near-roadway air quality modeling (e.g., meteorological data collection and use) and disseminate via workshops and training.

5. Develop screening protocols to reduce project or operational scenario analyses with non- substantive impacts.

6. Evaluate mitigation strategies (e.g., noise wall, land use plan, and pavement option impacts on near-road air quality).

Comments

States are invited to participate with a minimum participation at $10,000 a year for three years each.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Final Report 2019-STI-TPF-Summary-White-Paper-FINAL_12312019.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(284) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Progress Report September 30, 2013 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report September 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report January 2014 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report January 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report March 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report March 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report December 31, 2014 Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report June 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report Apr-June 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 3rd Quarter - Oct 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report for 3rd Quarter - Oct 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report 4th Quarter - 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report for 4th Quarter - 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 4th Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 1st Quarter 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter of 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 4th quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 1st Quarter 2018 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 1st quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2018 TPF-5(284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2018 TPF-5(284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter 2018 (3).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter of 2018 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 4th quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2019 TPF 5(284) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2019 TPF 5(284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2019 TPF 5(284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public

Near Road Air Quality Research

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(284)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1340
Partners: AZDOT, CA, CO, OH, TX, VA, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2019
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2019
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $2,016,700.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Cecilia Ho
Cecilia.Ho@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-9862
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2014 $30,000.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2016 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Dianne Kresich Jean Nehme 602-712-7391 JNehme@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2013 $20,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $300,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $40,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $350,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Yoojoong Choi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Rose Waldman David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Rose Waldman David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Rose Waldman David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2016 $150,000.00 Noel Alcala Cynthia Jones 614-466-1975 cynthia.jones@dot.ohio.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2013 $250,000.00 Jackie Ploch Sandra Kaderka rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2014 $250,000.00 Jackie Ploch Sandra Kaderka rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $236,700.00 Jackie Ploch Sandra Kaderka rtimain@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Michael Fitch Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $0.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $0.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Karin Landsberg Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

New federal regulations require state and local agencies to monitor near-roadway emissions and quantitatively assess potential for air quality impacts (“hot-spots”). State DOTs need to understand the implications of the new near-road data being collected; develop analysis methods and expertise to complete hot-spot modeling; and implement effective mitigation. Many states are unable to internally address all of the new emissions modeling and measurement requirements with existing resources. State DOTs need help meeting new near-road air quality analysis requirements and responding to stakeholder requests for information about near-road air pollution.

Currently, there is no forum dedicated to facilitating information and technology transfer related to near-road pollution issues. A pooled fund would allow for coordinated sharing of critical research developments, evaluation techniques, and study results to reduce overall costs and promote project delivery. It would provide a unique venue for collaboration between state DOTs and FHWA to clarify near-road emissions challenges, prioritize research needs, discourage redundant individual state efforts, and to quickly initiate research that develops solutions that meet the needs of multiple states. The benefit of a pooled fund is that it can be more dynamic and flexible than other research mechanisms, which allows research products to be developed quickly in response to changing regulations and modeling requirements.

Objectives

The following are initial objectives of this pooled fund effort:

Create a “roadmap” that clarifies current state of the practice and outlines and prioritizes research needs.

To provide expertise and research that supports states with near-road and related air quality issues.

Provide a forum for states to collaborate on issues and develop strategies and research priorities for addressing critical near-roadway air quality issues. This forum will promote technology transfer between states and prevent duplication of research efforts.

Conduct priority near-road air quality research that benefits the state of knowledge and shares new information and technologies.

Augments limited resources to help state DOTs meet the new air quality regulations and promote project delivery.

Scope of Work

Member agencies will develop and prioritize the research inquires that are conducted throughout the project. Some initial tasks that are suggested include but are not limited to:

1. Synthesize routine and special study near-road pollution data and information; summarize completed and on-going research; prioritize information gaps and needs; assess situations with potential for near-road impact.

2. Design and create the web-based infrastructure to discuss near-road air quality issues and share related information;

3. Evaluate and compare line source dispersion modeling approaches against measured concentration data.

4. Develop best practices for near-roadway air quality modeling (e.g., meteorological data collection and use) and disseminate via workshops and training.

5. Develop screening protocols to reduce project or operational scenario analyses with non- substantive impacts.

6. Evaluate mitigation strategies (e.g., noise wall, land use plan, and pavement option impacts on near-road air quality).

Comments

States are invited to participate with a minimum participation at $10,000 a year for three years each.

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report 2019-STI-TPF-Summary-White-Paper-FINAL_12312019.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(284) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Progress Report September 30, 2013 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report September 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report January 2014 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report January 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report March 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report March 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report December 31, 2014 Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report June 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report Apr-June 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 3rd Quarter - Oct 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report for 3rd Quarter - Oct 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report 4th Quarter - 2015 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report for 4th Quarter - 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter 2016 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 4th Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 1st Quarter 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter- 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter of 2017 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 4th quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 1st Quarter 2018 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 1st quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2018 TPF-5(284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2018 TPF-5(284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter 2018 (3).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter of 2018 TPF 5 (284) Quarterly Report 4th quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2019 TPF 5(284) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2019 TPF 5(284) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2019 TPF 5(284) Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public

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