EXHIBIT V-3 - Support for Secretarial and Administration RDT Priorities

EXHIBIT V-3 - Support for Secretarial and Administration RDT Priorities

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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Policy Initiative Supporting RD&T Program (s) FY 2008 Request ($000)
E-911 - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Highway Incident Management Improvements - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) - Secretarial Priority Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System $5,000,000
GPS Modernization - President's Second Term Priority Not applicable  
Congestion Relief - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Impacts of Congestion - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Major Corridor Capacity Improvements and Enhancements - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Committee on the MTS - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Freight and Port Capacity - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Next Generation Air Transportation - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
International Trade Data System - President's Second Term Priority Not applicable  
International Transportation Liberalization- Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Freight System Impacts - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Project Review Enhancements - Secretarial Priority Not applicable  
Hydrogen Research Initiative - President's Second Term Priority Hydrogen Safety $500,000
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response- Secretarial Priority Not applicable  

Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) : In FY 2008, RITA will fund operation and maintenance of the NDGPS sites at a low level through a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard to preserve the government investment in this system. RITA also will perform system engineering activities in support of development of a National PNT Architecture that will determine the best method to meet the high performance PNT needs of the transportation community and identify the future role of NDGPS as part of this national architecture.

Hydrogen Fuels Safety R&D Research Initiative: RD&T in support of the President's Hydrogen Initiative, including efforts aimed at removing barriers to the widespread deployment of hydrogen-fueled vehicles and the development of codes and standards for the safe distribution of hydrogen. RITA's Hydrogen Fuels Safety R&D will collaborate with FTA, NHTSA, and FMCSA within the Department as well as with the Department of Energy and multiple stakeholders and partners outside government.