Elise Miller-Hooks

Tools to Support GHG Emissions Reduction: A Regional Effort (MAUTC)

Project 24

The transportation sector plays a significant role in GHG production. This regional effort, involving researchers from the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech and cost-shared from Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), MAUTC and NAVTEQ, will seek to develop:

  1. Energy and emission models for new vehicle technologies including hybrid and low emitting vehicles
  2. Routing strategies that incorporate energy and environmental impacts
  3. A prototype system to display vehicle fuel consumption in real-time
  4. Tools for estimating the carbon footprint of major activities undertaken by or on behalf of such transportation agencies as the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) of the Maryland Department of Transportation or Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and formulate potential strategies for reducing GHG emissions within the major construction and fleet management activities conducted under the auspices of such agencies.
Award Period:
Dec.2008 – June 2010
Source of Funding:
Mid-Atlantic University Transportation Center, United Stated Department of Transportation
Rakha, (Cirillo on UMD portion)
Total Award Amount:

Project 24


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Phone: 703.993.1685
Email: miller@gmu.edu

Office: 4614 Nguyen Engineering Building

Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030


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