Airport Air Quality Including Funding Assistance
Air Quality Support Services
CMT’s environmental team (former KB Environmental Sciences staff) has provided Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) with a wide array of environmental services. These have included air and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory development, stationary source permitting and reporting, data collection and quantification of carbon offsets, agency coordination, stakeholder participation, cost estimation, and the evaluation of emission reduction benefits.
More specifically, CMT’s air quality experts successfully supported Massport in applying to receive funds from programs such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Volkswagen Settlement funds. These funds have been used to replace diesel- and gasoline-powered airport ground support equipment (GSE) with electric GSE (eGSE). Support services on this effort included preparing the application, developing the eligible GSE fleet, computing emissions reductions for GSE replacement with eGSE, and estimating costs.
The environmental team also assisted Massport in creating a Carbon Calculator. Data within the Boston Logan International Airport Air Passenger Ground Access Survey was used to derive weighted average trip counts by transportation mode and vehicle occupancy. Emissions were also developed for “App Ride”/Transportation Network Companies (i.e., Uber, Lyft) and public bus routes by zip code.