Paratransit buses have longer dwell times to give sufficient time to the elderly population to enter or exit the bus. This leads to longer ingress and egress times which will further result in longer idling times and thereby increasing PM exposure inside bus cabin as well as outside waiting area for this sensitive population group. The objective of this research is to measure PM emissions from paratransit buses and study the effect of such emissions on sensitive population. This project will aim to evaluate the contribution of PM10 & PM2.5 emissions from paratransit buses in Atlanta and evaluate the health effect of such exposure on elder population. The project will further expand upon suggesting solutions to protect the sensitive elderly population as well as the environment.
Research Investigators (PI*)
Alexander Samoylov*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Final Report – coming soon!
CARTEEH Focus Area
Exposure and Health Impacts
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
225 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332