Passenger Transportation LCA Database

Database Overview

The transportation LCA database (tLCAdb) is a repository of greenhouse gas environmental results from research developed by Mikhail Chester, Arpad Horvath, and colleagues. The results reported in the database are from the following studies:

Chester and Horvath (2009)
Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath, 2009, Environmental Assessment of Passenger Transportation Should Include Infrastructure and Supply Chains, Environmental Research Letters 4(2) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024008. Note that three analyses (two for San Francisco BART analyses and one for San Francisco Muni Light Rail) have been added to illustrate the effects of wholesale purchases of renewable electricity and renewable electricity targets. Additional methodological background for these three analyses is provided in

Chester and Horvath (2012)
Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath, 2012, High-speed Rail with Emerging Automobiles and Aircraft Can Reduce Environmental Impacts in California's Future, Environmental Research Letters 7(3) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/034012.

Chester et al. (2012)
Mikhail Chester, Stephanie Pincetl, Zoe Elizabeth, William Eisenstein, and Juan Matute, 2012, Infrastructure and Automobile Shifts: Positioning Transit to Reduce Life-cycle Environmental Impacts for Urban Sustainability Goals, Environmental Research Letters 8(1) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024008.