While the Bristol MPO does not receive funding through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program, the MPO does monitor air quality in the region and works with its state agency partners to identify opportunities to reduce and mitigate transportation-related emissions in the region. Environmental quality is also one of the core planning factors for the MPO and plays a role in guiding the selection and development of transportation projects in the MPO's planning area.
You may have seen the Air Quality Index reported in your newspaper. The index was developed to help you determine ways to protect your family’s health when ozone levels reach the unhealthy range, and ways you can help reduce ozone air pollution. A snapshot of the Air Quality Index for major locations in our planning area are captured in the widgets on the right.
Air pollution can affect your health and the environment. There are actions every one of us can take to reduce air pollution and keep the air cleaner, and precautionary measures you can take to protect your health. Like the weather, air quality changes from day to day. Up-to-date information allows you to make decisions based on air quality forecasts.
EnviroFlash is a notification system sponsored by the EPA with support from State and local air quality agencies. EnviroFlash provides air quality information such as forecasts and action day notifications via email for your area of interest. EnviroFlash gives you instant up-to-date air quality information that is especially helpful for those with sensitivities, such as the young, people with asthma, and the elderly.