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Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of San Francisco Bay Area Muni Light Rail and Rapid Transit with Wholesale and Renewable Electricity


Abstract Results are available at www.transportationlca.org

The environmental life cycle assessment of electric rail public transit modes requires an assessment of electricity generation mixes. The provision of electricity to a region does not usually adhere to geopolitical boundaries. Electricity is governed based on lowest cost marginal dispatch and reliability principles. Additionally, there are times when a public transit agency may purchase wholesale electricity from a particular service provider. Such is the case with electric rail modes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

An environmental life cycle assessment of San Francisco Bay Area public transit systems was developed by Chester ... (more)
Contributor Chester, Mikhail (Author)
Subject Transportation
Series Research Project Report Series
Identifier Stock Number: ASU-SSEBE-CESEM-2013-RPR-004
Rights All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE)
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS
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