This funding request contributes to the DOT Reduced Congestion strategic objective and to the following performance outcomes:
Performance Outcome 5: Reduced impediments to the efficient movement of freight over the transportation network, especially at key freight gateways.
This request would allow RITA to:
The resources requested to achieve the performance outcomes are:
|Performance Goal 5|
|RD&T - NDGPS||0||0||5,348,000|
|BTS - Geospatial||1,606,000||1,758,000||1,758,000|
|Strategic Objective Total||1,606,000||1,758,000||7,106,000|
|Strategic Objective Total FTE||7.4||7.4||8.4|
Spatial Information & Related Technologies – To explore the potential impacts of spatial and related technologies on the nation’s ability to manage traffic flows.
Agency Output Measure: Ensure that the annual release of National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) CD is available prior to the start of the annual ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) International User Conference on GIS and mapping software (to provide timely support for research, analysis, and decision-making across all modes of transportation). Goal: 1 or more weeks in advance of the target date
Agency Outcome Measure: Reduce response time for map requests by the DOTCrisis Management Center (CMC) and in support of the Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans (improve emergency response by providing current and timely information). Goal: 0.25 hour per annum reduction the first year and 0.5 hour reduction each year thereafter --long term: 4 hour turnaround by 2010
Agency Output Measure: Increase the number of National Atlas Transportation Database (NTAD) CD-ROMs distributed (to broaden the customer base for this product). Goal: 15.0% growth per annum
|Geospatial Information||$1,758,000 / 7.4 FTE||1. Provide geospatial analytic support and products. 2. Support DOT on emergency activities. 3. Represent DOT on geospatial committees.||1. Annual release of NTAD.||A common foundation for transportation information analysis and exchange.|
|Nationwide Differential Global Positioning, System||$5,348,000 / 1 FTE||1. Participate in interagency partnership to determine priorities. 2. Perform operations & maintenance of current NDGPS sites.||1. Site upgrades based on basic life-cycle maintenance schedule.||Accurate positioning and location information is available for routing and control.|