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Table 4-7. Milestones for Improving Efficiency of Operations and Investments

Table 4-7. Milestones for Improving Efficiency of Operations and Investments

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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
System Capacity Planning and Improvement    
See milestones for "Reducing Recurring Congestion" under Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 1.    
Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development    
Evaluate airspace redesign enhancements in all operational domains x x
Research and evaluate new air traffic management and control operating concepts x x
Weather Program    
Develop and make available electronically high-glance-value weather products with longer forecast lead times and increased accuracy   x
(2015)
Advanced Travel Forecasting Procedures (TRANSIMS)    
Use simulation technologies to understand the impact of operational improvements on the demand for travel x x
Electronic Freight Management    
See milestones for "Multimodal and Intermodal Transportation" under Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 3.    
Exploratory Advanced Research    
Policy research, including economic impact analysis of highway investment and congestion on business logistics costs   x
Explore innovative financing alternatives for surface transportation   x
Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research    
Improved understanding of the relationship between transportation and the environment x x
Identify Best Practices and Technologies to Increase Transit Ridership    
Identify best practices for ridership improvement x  
Identify Methods and Technologies to Improve Transit Operational Efficiency    
Collect and make available geospatial data x  
Develop parameters for shared-use-track demonstrations x  
Aviation and International Policy    
Examine airport access issues and their effects on the operating and competitive structures of the airline industry   x
Economic and Strategic Analysis    
Assess the aggregate costs and benefits of transportation infrastructure investments   x
Develop productivity estimates for each transportation mode   x
Navigation and Spectrum Policy    
Support the planning and development of the Federal Radionavigation Plan and updates to the Federal Radionavigation System   x