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Table 2-1. DOT Goals, RD and T Strategies, and Emerging Research Priorities

Table 2-1. DOT Goals, RD and T Strategies, and Emerging Research Priorities

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DOT Goal RD&T Strategies Emerging Research Priorities
Safety Understand and Address Causal Factors and Risks Human-Automation Interaction Enhanced Safety Data
Mitigate Accidents and Incidents  
Assess New Technologies, Vehicles, Concepts, Designs, and Procedures  
Reduced Congestion Reduce Passenger and Freight Congestion in Air and Surface Modes Congestion Reduction Policy Research and Technologies
Extend System Life and Improve Durability  
Advance Use of Next Generation Technologies and Combinations of Modes System Resilience and Global Logistics Next Generation Air Transportation System
Improve Planning, Operations, and Management  
Improve Services for Underserved Areas and Populations  
Advance the Nation’s Transportation Research Capability  
Global Connectivity Harmonize Standards and Support Leadership for U.S. Transportation Providers  
Environmental Stewardship Understand and Mitigate Transportation Impacts Energy Efficiency and Alternative Fuels
Improve the Environmental Review Process  
Security, Preparedness and Response Reduce Vulnerability and Improve Preparedness and Recovery  
Secure Hazardous Materials Shipments and Assess Risks  
Organizational Excellence Consistently Apply the R&D Investment Criteria