Air quality implications of incident management in a developing city context

I. Kaysi, C. Chazbek, M. El Fadel

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    Abstract

    The objective of this paper is to assess the potential of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) In alleviating traffic congestion in a developing congested city and to estimate the resulting Implications for vehicle-induced emissions. The Greater Beirut Area road network is used as the test bed for evaluating strategies for Incident Management, which is the selected ITS application for this study. A series of simulation scenarios were conducted using dynamic traffic simulation-assignment methodology, and resulting emissions were estimated using an emission factor model. These scenarios were used to evaluate the impact of different modeling parameters - such as market penetration, severity of the incident, and type of information provision implemented (pre-trip, and in-vehicle) - on the entire network performance and resulting emissions. Network performance measures such as travel and stop times are developed, and corresponding vehicle-induced emissions are estimated using CO, NOx, and TOC as indicators for each scenario.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationCSCE 31st Annual Conf. Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication2003 Building our Civilization - 5th Construc. Specialty Conf., 8th Environ. and Sustainable Eng. Specialty Conf. and Offshore Engineering Specialty Conference
    Pages1602-1611
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 2003
    EventCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 31st Annual Conference: 2003 Building our Civilization - Moncton, NB, Canada
    Duration: 4 Jun 20037 Jun 2003

    Publication series

    NameProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
    Volume2003

    Conference

    ConferenceCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 31st Annual Conference: 2003 Building our Civilization
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityMoncton, NB
    Period4/06/037/06/03

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