CHAPTER 3

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Strategic Management of Highway Pavement Roughness

TING WANG, JOHN HARVEY AND ALISSA KENDALL

3.1 INTRODUCTION

The national pavement network is a key component of the transportation infrastructure that the modern US economy depends on for mobility and movement of goods. The vehicles that use the network are responsible for nearly a quarter of the US’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [1]. In the state of California, on-road vehicle use contributes to an even larger share, comprising about 35% of the state’s GHG emissions [2].

In 2006, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), the Global Warming Solutions Act, to reduce GHG emissions throughout the state [3]. The California ...

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