Semester Offering: August
 
With the progress of motorization, the environmental aspect of transportation facilities has become very important even in developing countries. The basic knowledge of environmental impacts of transportation is essential for transportation engineers.

 

The course covers topics on transportation and air pollution, transportation and noise, road traffic and vibration, road landscape, and environmental impact assessment.

 

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I. Introduction
1. Transportation and the environment
2. Historical background

II. Noise
1. Noise generation and its impacts
2. Noise measurement procedures
3. Predicting noise impacts

III. Air Quality
1. Air quality impacts
2. Emission rates
3. Air quality measurement procedures
4. Air pollution dispersion models for impact analysis

IV. Vibration
1. Vibration generation and its impacts
2. Vibration measurement procedures
3. Predicting vibration impacts

V Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
1. Concept of EIA
2. Impact assessment methods


VI Traffic Air, Noise Pollution Interventions
1. Traffic air pollution intervention
2. Traffic noise pollution intervention

 

Lecture notes provided by the instructor

 

Banister, D. (1998):
Transport Policy and the Environment, E&FN Spon, London and New York.
Button, K. et al., (1999):
The Environment and Transport: Environmental Analysis and Economic Policy, Elgar Reference Collection, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, USA.
Schwela, D. and Zali, O., (1999):
Urban Traffic Pollution, E&FN Spon, London and New York.
Wark, K., Warner, C.F., Davis, W.T. (1998):
Air Pollution: Its Origin and Control, Third Edition, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

 

Transportation Research Record, TRB
ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering
ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development

 

Mid-Semester Examination 40%
Final Examination 60%
Closed book exams.