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Air Quality Employer Based Trip Reduction
The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is hosting a series of meetings to highlight vehicle trip reduction strategies and other mobile-related emissions measures that companies can implement to reduce their contribution to poor air quality, provide benefits to their employees, and reduce company costs associated with transportation. Air quality has become a major concern for Utahans and Utah policy makers, particularly with regard to Utah’s high particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone levels. Since vehicles are responsible for the majority of the ozone and PM2.5 in Utah, we are pleased that many companies throughout the State are taking voluntary steps to reduce their vehicle emissions. It is DAQ’s hope that this EBTR series will serve as a way to help employers identify vehicle emission reduction strategies that work for their companies.
Employer Based Trip Reduction Symposium
March 30, 2017 Symposium
Register now for the March 30, Webinar: UTA Vanpool and ECO PassRegister Now
January 11, 2017 Symposium
On January 11, to kick off the series of employer-based trip reduction (EBTR) meetings, the DAQ hosted an EBTR Symposium where several employers shared some of the strategies they have used to reduce vehicle emissions. Over 60 people attended both in person and through an on-line webinar. In the spirit of EBTR strategies, all future meetings in the EBTR series will be held exclusively through webinars and will focus on specific topics suggested by EBTR participants. Future meetings might include presentations from experts on van pools, active transportation options, or telecommuting and teleconferencing tools and policies.
The following are the PowerPoint Presentations that were presented during the Symposium
- Bryce Bird, Director of Utah Division of Air Quality, Welcome PowerPoint
- Val Hale, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Power Point
- Myron Willson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Utah
- Tyler Poulson, Sustainability Program Manager, Salt Lake City
- Chris Morrison, Senior Coordinator – Fleet Management, Kennecott
- Erik Dettenmaier, Air Quality Program Manager with Hill Air Force Base
- Chamonix Larson, Coordinator of Resource Stewardship, State of Utah
- Max Bradshaw, Director, Leaders for Clean Air
- Angelo Papastomos, TravelWise Program Engineer, UDOT
- Steven Bergstrom, Director, Office of Sustainability, Intermountain Healthcare
For more information please contact Mat Carlile (801) 536-4116.