MARAMA Mobile Sources Training Workshop 
March 19-20, 2019

and MARAMA Board of Directors Meeting (March 18, 2019)



Delta Hotel (by Marriott)

245 Shawan Road

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031



TRAINING WORKSHOP description and Objectives

This workshop will provide an opportunity to interact with and learn from MARAMA member agency staff as well as invited expert speakers and MARAMA air directors.  Participants will share experiences meeting challenges to understand and reduce mobile emissions.  Topics that we are looking to incorporate into the agenda include:

     --  California Heavy-duty diesel vehicle Inspection Overview
     --   Air Toxics Hot Spots Risk Assessments
     --  Onroad Emission Inventory Trends
     --  Do bike-share programs reduce automobile pollution?  Tim Hamilton, assistant professor of economics, examines bike-sharing programs impact on traffic congestion and automobile pollution
     --  Overview of Proposed Congestion pricing in New York City
     --  Maryland analysis of near-road data
     --  Impact of Lyft and Uber on air quality
     --  Impact of electrification on air quality
     --  Overview of VW settlement projects
     --  Fuel  reduction technologies
     --  Mobile emissions and Greenhouse gas targets
     --  Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States (CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, PA, RI, VT, VA & DC)
     --  Transit initiatives – High speed rail?  Better reliability? Cost?
     --  Highlights from CRC Real world emissions meeting in CA the week prior
     --  Options for fleets



Mobile Sources Training Workshop

Tuesday, March 19, 2019:       8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Day One: March 19, 2018

Presentation Title


Presentation File

Trends in Transportation Energy Use and Emissions

H. Christopher Frey, Ph.D.

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CRC Real World Emissions Workshop Debbie Wilson pdficon small

Benefits of Large Engine Replacements

Ezra Finkin

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NCDOT Rail Division Clean Propulsion Initiatives Lynn Harris pdficon small
Air Quality Congestion Pricing Ann Shikany pdficon small
CMAQ Performance Measures Robert R. J. d’Abadie pdficon small
Diesel Vs. Electric aka Future Truck Allen Schaeffer pdficon small
ZEVs and Air Quality Dustin Watson pdficon small


Day Two: March 20, 2019

Presentation Title


Presentation File

NJ Tampering Initiative

Melissa Evanego


Defect Device Cases James Adamiec pdficon_small
The Transportation and Climate Initiative James Bradbury pdficon_small
WVU Emissions Research Arvind Thiruvengadam, Ph.D. pdficon_small
Clean Fuels Alleyn Harned pdficon_small

Alternative Fuels Implementation

Mark Hand

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Tucker VW Settlement Dylan Tucker pdficon small
Panel Electrify America Patricia B. Readinger pdficon small



Direct Link to training workshop registration:

Registration Deadline: February 22, 2019

There is NO registration fee for this meeting for state and local employees and invited non-Federal speakers.  There is a registration fee for Federal Employees (including Federal employee speakers); please see fees and payment instructions when you register.  Attendance is limited to MARAMA members, EPA, and invited experts.



Delta Hotel (by Marriott)

245 Shawan Road

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031


Phone Reservations: Coming soon
On-line Reservations: Coming soon

Room Rate: $102.00 (plus tax)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 22, 2019


MARAMA will offer support for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights, if needed (March 18th and 19th). Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel.  Any attendee who lives within 50 miles of the course location who believes overnight support is necessary must request specific approval and provide justification.

Alternative support requests: Please let us know if you will be requesting additional support (other than that being offered by MARAMA above), and we will email a Travel Support Request Form link to your state air director to complete and submit for approval consideration.  Support is also available upon request for scheduled speakers and for Air Directors wishing to attend the workshop.

NOTE: Approximately two weeks PRIOR to the training workshop, we will email a lodging support form link to MARAMA Training Committee members so they may request/confirm lodging support for up to 2 agency staff members, air directors and state agency speakers.