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					Transportation and Climate
         Change
2008 Midwest Transportation Planning Conference
                 Iowa City, IA
                 June 4, 2008

          Nancy Richardson, Director
       Iowa Department of Transportation
U.S. Freight Tonnage




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    9-State Freight Tonnage
(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, S Dakota, Wisconsin)




   Source: FHWA FAF


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  U.S. Ethanol Production




Source: Renewable Fuels Association



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                 Ethanol Production vs
                     Consumption
                                                     9-States produce 88 % of the US total




                 2-States consume 33 % of US total



Source: Renewable Fuels Association

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 Biofuels Impact on Transportation
• Highway network—safety, condition and
  capacity
• Rail line capacity, equipment and
  unloading facilities
• Potential pipeline from Midwest to east
  coast
• Transport of cellulosic materials

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                           9-State VMT
(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, S Dakota, Wisconsin)




     Source: FHWA Highway Statistics


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Peak Period Congestion
   on the NHS 2035




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  U.S. Travel Congestion Costs
• $78 billion annual drain on the U.S.
  economy (delay and fuel cost)
• 4.2 billion lost hours
    – 105 million weeks of vacation
• 2.9 billion gallons of fuel wasted
    – 58 fully loaded supertankers


 Source: Texas Transportation Institute, 2007 Urban
 Mobility Report
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Comparison of Metro Area
   Congestion Costs

                                          All 437 Urban Areas = 38




Source: Texas Transportation Institute,
2007 Urban Mobility Report


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Transportation’s Share of GHG
          Emissions




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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts
• AASHTO Goals
   – Reduce oil consumption by 20 percent in 10 years
   – Double fuel efficiency of new passenger cars and light trucks by
     2020 and entire fleet by 2030
   – Double transit ridership by 2030 and significantly expand market
     share of passengers and freight on rail
   – Reduce projected growth in VMT by 50 percent
   – Reduce percentage of commuters who drive alone to 1980
     levels and increase percentage of those that ride transit, car
     pool, walk, bike or work at home
• Likely emphasis in next authorization bill
• State initiatives


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    Multimodal Solutions to Reduce
            VMT Growth
•   Reduce SOV travel
•   Improve trucking efficiency
•   Increase public transit ridership
•   Increase rail passenger service/ridership
•   Increase rail freight capacity
•   Increase bicycling and walking
•   Support water transportation

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        Multi-modal Benefits
• To handle increasing freight/passenger
  demands
• To alleviate congestion/bottlenecks
• To keep the Midwest competitive in the
  world market
• To provide shipper/traveler choices
• To achieve the most efficient movement of
  goods and people
• To address environmental issues
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         Mission of Planners
• Implementation of these solutions starts
  with planners
• Integrate into planning process, long-
  range plans
• Need to do it now, can’t wait for federal
  requirement
• Get involved in activities at the state/local
  level
• Multi-modal funding
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