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First-Last Mile Life Cycle Assessment of Los Angeles Transit

Abstract With high potential for automobiles to cause air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, there is concern that automobiles accessing or egressing public transportation may cause emissions similar to regular automobile use. Due to limited literature and research that evaluates and discusses environmental impacts from first and last mile portions of transit trips, there is a lack of understanding on this topic. This research aims to comprehensively evaluate the life cycle impacts of first and last mile trips on multimodal transit. A case study of transit and automobile travel in the greater Los Angeles region is evaluated by using a comprehensive life cycle assessment combined with regional household travel survey data to evaluate first-last ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Hoehne, Christopher Glenn (Author) / Chester, Mikhail V (Advisor) / Salon, Deborah (Committee member) / Zhou, Xuesong (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Transportation / Sustainability / Civil engineering / emissions / first last mile / greenhouse gas / life cycle assessment / los angeles / public transportation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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