Office of Policy Planning
Welcome to the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Web site for information on clean air initiatives related to transportation. This Web page will be used to provide information and resources regarding how transportation facilities and services in Florida impact air quality. A helpful glossary of related terms is maintained by the Federal Highway Administration.
News and Announcements
Information about training opportunities and other announcements will be added here.
- September 2011 - The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a letter regarding the Implementation of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. The Letter includes initial area designations for the United States.
- August 2010 - The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Proposed Rule to amend the transportation conformity rule. The August 13, 2010 Federal Register includes the proposed rule.
- Florida Transportation Modeling Newsletter
Other organizations and agencies are involved in helping keep Florida's air clean. They include:
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - DEP's Division of Air Resource Management helps protect, conserve and restore Florida's air, with the goal of protecting the health of Florida's residents.
- Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) - the MPOAC is a statewide organization assisting Florida's 26 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in carrying out the urbanized area transportation planning process.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality and Office of Air and Radiation develop national programs, technical policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure.
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) / Florida Division - FHWA's Air Quality Team provides technical assistance, technology deployment and training in the field of transportation and air quality.
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA) - FTA has information on Transit's Role in Environmental Sustainability including improving air quality.
Related Information and Links
- Clean Air Act (CAA) - the term used to refer to federal air quality legislation enacted in 1955, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1977 and 1990 dealing with air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer.
- Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) - the Florida SIP identifies how Florida will attain and/or maintain air quality standards of the Clean Air Act.
- Transportation Conformity - links maintained by FHWA to information about the process used to ensure that transportation investments conform to a state's air quality plan.
- Air Quality - air quality links maintained by the Center for Environmental Excellence.
- Air Quality - air quality links maintained by FHWA.
- Air Pollutants - links maintained by EPA to information about specific air pollutants.
- Ozone - information provided by EPA about ground-level and stratospheric ozone including health effects.
- Transit Ozone-Reduction Strategies Toolbox - a list of ozone-reduction strategies that transit agencies, in cooperation with FDOT or metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), can implement to reduce ozone emissions.
- Conserve by Bicycling - a study to fulfill legislative mandates (Section 335.067, F.S.) in identifying ways increased use of bicycles could be promoted to save energy and achieve health benefits.
- Transportation and Air Quality Committee of TRB - a committee of the Transportation Research Board dedicated to transportation-related air quality issues.