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Project

Greening Transportation at North American Land Ports of Entry

Status: Completed
Operational Plan: 2013 - 2014

Building on recent work of the CEC on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation and along transportation corridors, this project analyzed vehicle emissions associated with border wait times and related health impacts, and proposed viable options and practices to reduce vehicle emissions from traffic congestion at terrestrial border crossings between Canada and the United States, and the United States and Mexico. The results of the studies were presented at two selected crossings.

Key Accomplishments

  • Produced a literature review of air emission reduction studies at North American land ports of entry and recommendations. The report will support future initiatives on reducing air emission at land ports of entry and inform areas for further research
  • Completed studies of cross-border traffic wait times, air quality and health impacts at the Mexico-US (San Ysidro/El Chaparral) and the Canada-US (Pacific Highway) ports of entry with the support of twenty experts from the three countries
  • Held two workshops at the selected ports of entry to present the study results. More than 80 key government stakeholders and experts invited by the steering committee participated
    in these workshops

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