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Downtown Vanpool Program

The Dallas area was a federal clean air non-attainment area in Texas and classified as a moderate violator. The punishments that would have been imposed if it did not come into compliance by 1996 would have been expensive and would have decreased the economic viability of the region. Vanpooling was seen as one way to decrease the level of ozone in the air and to help the area meet the requirements of the law, so the main recommendation in this report was to get employers to support the effort by encouraging employees to participate in vanpooling by providing gifts, educating them about the Clean Air Act, and paying for gas for the vanpool.

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