FHWA Air Quality and Sustainable Transport Highlights

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the latest issue of the FHWA Air Quality and Sustainable Transport Highlights is now available.

May-June Highlights

The Highlights provide the latest news and information on transportation related air quality and sustainability activities, including information on transportation conformity, resiliency, and other related activities.

Items of interest in this issue include:

  • FHWA Released New Tools for the CMAQ Emissions Modeling Toolkit
  • The FHWA Southern Transportation and Air Quality Summit (STAQS) 2019 will be held on August 20th and 21st in Louisville, KY.

Past issues of the Air Quality and Conformity Highlights are available at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/conformity/highlights/

Past issues of the Sustainable Transport Newsletter are available at: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/sustainability/newsletter/index.cfm

STAQS 2019 Update

Below is an invitation to the 2019 Southern Transportation Air Quality Summit (STAQS) conference.   The purpose of STAQS is to bring together stakeholders from both the transportation and air quality communities to discuss current and coming regulatory environment, technologies and current practices vital to the field of air quality and transportation. The summit is geared to practitioners involved with public agencies at all levels. Please forward to any and all interested parties! A preliminary agenda has been added to the informational website.

YOU’RE INVITED!!!

 Southern Transportation and Air Quality Summit (STAQS) 2019

August 20-21, 2019

Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th Street, Louisville, KY  40202

To register for the upcoming conference and see the preliminary agenda, go to:  https://transportation.ky.gov/MultimodalFreight/Pages/STAQS-2019.aspx

STAQS 2019 Meeting

STAQS 2019 Announcement

FHWA and EPA is continuing to hold their Southern Transportation and Air Quality Summit Meeting (STAQS) held the end of every other summer and this year it will be held August 20-21 in Louisville, Kentucky. Attached is a flyer announcing the meeting including contact information for STAQS 2019. Please feel free to distribute the announcement to any of your colleagues that work in the transportation and air quality fields. Also, you may be on multiple email lists that the organizers have, so please forgive multiple emails announcing the meeting should you receive more than one.

Release of MOSERS Modules

MOSERS Modules 1 & 2 – Final Draft for Review

TTI is releasing a final draft version of the MOSERS Modules 1 and 2 for TWG members to review and provide comments. This release includes two files as follows:

MOSERS Module 3 – Draft Limited Release (8 Strategies)

The purpose of the release is to obtain comments and feedback from the TWG members on the calculations and implementation of the MOSERS Module 3 spreadsheet tool. This version calculates activity data, calculates the final emissions estimates, and includes the reports needed. The spreadsheet tool is described as “limited” since it includes eight actively used strategies.  The TTI team plans to incorporate the TWG feedback received into the continued development of the strategies worksheet and tool. Additional strategies will be included in a future version of the spreadsheet tool.

Please note that the spreadsheet tool contains macros and may require user authorization or an adjustment in Excel’s security settings to proceed. The TTI team looks forward to receiving your comments and suggestions. If you have any questions or issues with the spreadsheet, please contact Reza Farzaneh ([email protected]) or Bob Huch ([email protected]).
Please provide your comments to TTI by July 15th. After incorporating the received comments in the documentation, TTI will facilitate a meeting with the MOSERS Sub-Committee members (FHWA, TxDOT, TCEQ, HGAC, NCTCOG) to finalize the release of the MOSERS Modules. TTI tentatively plans to propose the approval and public release of the MOSERS Modules at the September 2019 TWG meeting. TTI will work with the MOSERS Sub-Committee members to schedule training subsequently.