“Cutting Carbs in the Transportation Sector”. California ITS Annual Meeting December 2008 . David Lively Office of System Management Planning California Department of Transportation. California Environmental Stewardship. Long-standing reputation for leadership in environmental protection.
50-60 MMT Reduction from Transportation,
GHG Reduction Plan
Caltrans is playing significant role in supporting California’s Climate Action Program (AB 32 and Gov.’s Initiative).
Caltrans Believes: It is possible to reduce GHG emissions while expanding and creating an efficient and effective transportation system.
Long Term: concern with the vulnerability of transportation facilities and adaptation measures due to climate change.
San Francisco - Oakland Bay Area – One meter sea level rise scenario
Land Slide - Humboldt County, CA, State Highway 96
Short Term: concern with the impact of transportation on climate and mitigation measures.
· Stabilize CO2 Emission from Transportation
· Vehicle and Fuel Technology
· Transportation System Efficiency
· Greening and Resource Conservation
5% - 10%
Transportation nearly entirely depends on fossil fuel (97%).
Direct combustion of fuels accounts for 2/3 of primary energy use & GHG emissions.
Number of vehicles projected to triple by 2050.
$107 billion transportation infrastructure investment
The SGP Targets: Performance-Based
· Significant decrease in congestion below today’s levels
· 600 miles new commuter lines
· 150% increase in intercity rail ridership
· 310,000 more transit ridership
· 550 new HOV lanes miles
· 750 new highway lane miles
· 8500 miles of separated bike and pedestrian paths
Reducing GHG Emissions through Greening and Energy Efficiency