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Abstract

Transportation control is an air pollution control strategy aimed at reducing the high levels of pollutants emitted by motor vehicles in urban environments. This Note examines the transportation control measures and transportation control plans adopted by New York and Texas. The Notes focuses on the different approaches taken by the two states, as a result of their available resources. New York has focused its energies on improving traffic flow, and mass transit, while Texas transportation control plans have focused on van and car pool programs, and park and ride facilities. The Note further examines the litigation resulting from the transportation control in the two states, the legal ramifications of the transportation control plans, and the problems that may arise from such measures. The Note concludes with practical recommendations for reducing air pollution, such as a compressed work week, and financial incentives for employers who implement such programs.

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