A Truck Emissions Simulation Tool for Assessing Green Commercial Vehicle Policy

This research addresses the issue of GHG emissions and community exposure to air pollutants emitted by trucks. Air pollution is a major health (and health cost) issue for Ontarians, especially those living adjacent to congested areas in the City of Toronto and the surrounding Regions. The research builds an innovative integrated tool that models traffic at the individual vehicle level, estimates individual truck emissions, estimates dispersion of pollutants to neighbouring communities under different weather conditions, and estimates the exposed population at times of peak emissions.

Principal Investigator:  M. J. Roorda