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Table 4-1. Milestones for Reducing Recurring Congestion

Table 4-1. Milestones for Reducing Recurring Congestion

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Research Product or Information Gained FY 07-08 FY 09-10
Airspace Management Laboratory    
Analyze, deploy, and enhance traffic data and metrics products x x
Analyze and enhance decision-support tools x x
Create a fully integrated aeronautical information management system x x
Airspace Redesign    
Regional airspace optimization and redesign x x
High-altitude airspace redesign x x
Oceanic airspace redesign x x
NAS Requirements    
Six-to-twelve-hour freezing precipitation forecast ability x  
Operations Concept Validation    
Feasibility study on the virtual tower concept x x
Updated Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics NAS Concept of Operations x  
FAA inputs to support future concepts and modernization x x
System Capacity Planning and Improvement    
Modeling and simulation of new large aircraft ground movements x x
Metrics for the 35 Operational Evolution Plan airports x x
Future airport capacity study x x
National Plan for Transformation of Air Transportation    
Update and carry out an integrated plan for the Next Generation Air Transportation System x x
Electronic Freight Management    
See milestones for "Multimodal and Intermodal Transportation" under Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 3.    
Integrated Corridor Management    
Pioneer sites concepts of operations x  
Pioneer sites corridor simulation x  
Integrated corridor field operational test   x
Surface Transportation Congestion Relief Solutions    
Signal timing and ramp metering adjustment with Vehicle Infrastructure Integration data   x
Adaptive Control Systems Lite for Networks x  
Establish a standard of practice for metropolitan area traffic management x  
Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research    
Improved planning, operation, and management of surface transportation services and assets x x
Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration    
See milestones for "Vehicle, Equipment, and Infrastructure Factors" under Safety RD&T Strategy 1.    
Identify Best Practices and Technologies to Increase Transit Ridership    
Demonstrate and evaluate methods and technologies to increase ridership x x
Identify Methods and Technology to Improve Transit Operational Efficiency    
Update characteristics of bus rapid transit systems x  
Develop bus rapid transit design guidelines manual for transit agencies   x
Economic and Strategic Analysis    
Improve economic analysis of congestion pricing   x
Safety, Energy, and Environment    
Identify and recommend measures that offer the greatest benefits for reducing congestion while improving safety   x
Develop a set of emission factors and fuel consumption rates for various categories of vehicles that can be used to calculate the effects of congestion mitigation measures   x