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Transportation Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan 2006-2010

Transportation Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan 2006-2010

Transportation Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan 2006-2010

November 2006

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Abbreviations
Executive Summary
Table E-1. DOT Goals, RD&T Strategies, and Emerging Research Priorities
Table E-2. Safety RD&T Strategies, Research Areas, and Supporting DOT Operating Administrations
Table E-3. Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategies, Research Areas, and Supporting DOT Operating Administrations
Table E-4. Global Connectivity RD&T Strategy, Research Areas, and Supporting DOT Operating Administrations
Table E-5. Environmental Stewardship RD&T Strategies, Research Areas, and Supporting DOT Operating Administrations
Table E-6. Security, Preparedness and Response RD&T Strategies, Research Areas, and Supporting DOT Operating Administrations
Table E-7. Organizational Excellence RD&T Strategy and Supporting DOT Operating Administrations
Table E-8. Interagency, University, and Cooperative RD&T
Table E-9. RD&T Evaluation Strategy
1 Introduction
Purpose and Scope
Plan Development
Contents
2 Strategic Planning Framework
DOT Mission and Goals
External Factors and Challenges
RD&T Planning Process
Operating Administration Roles and Responsibilities
3 Safety
Understand and Address Causal Factors and Risks
Mitigate the Consequences of Accidents and Incidents
Assess Impacts of New Technologies, Vehicles, Concepts, Designs, and Procedures
4 Reduced Congestion
Reduce Passenger and Freight Congestion in Air and Surface Modes
Extend the Life of the Existing Transportation System and Improve Infrastructure Durability
Advance Use of Next Generation Technologies and Combinations of Modes
Improve Planning, Operation, and Management of Transportation Services and Assets
Improve Transportation Services for Underserved Areas and Populations
Advance the Nation’s Transportation Research Capability
5 Global Connectivity
Harmonize Transportation Standards and Support Leadership for U.S. Transportation Providers
6 Environmental Stewardship
Understand and Mitigate Transportation Impacts
Improve the Environmental Review Process
7 Security, Preparedness and Response
Reduce Vulnerability and Improve System Preparedness and Recovery
Secure Hazardous Materials Shipments and Assess the Risks of Hazmat Events
8 Organizational Excellence
Consistently Apply the R&D Investment Criteria
9 RD&T Partnerships
Coordination with Other Federal Agencies
University Research
Cooperative Research and Partnerships
10 Evaluation and Assessment of RD&T
R&D Investment Criteria and PART
Annual Internal Program Review
External Coordination and Review
Appendix A: National Research Council Letter Report
Appendix B: Stakeholder Input
Appendix C: RD&T Funding
Table C-1. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Safety RD&T Strategy 1—Understand and Address Causal Factors and Risks
Table C-2. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Safety RD&T Strategy 2—Mitigate the Consequences of Accidents and Incidents
Table C-3. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Safety RD&T Strategy 3—Assess Impacts of New Technologies, Vehicles, Concepts, Designs, and Procedures
Table C-4. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 1—Reduce Passenger and Freight Congestion in Air and Surface Modes
Table C-5. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 2—Extend the Life of the Existing Transportation System and Improve Infrastructure Durability
Table C-6. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 3—Advance Use of Next Generation Technologies and Combinations of Modes
Table C-7. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 4—Improve Planning, Operation, and Management of Transportation Services and Assets
Table C-8. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 5—Improve Transportation Services for Underserved Areas and Populations
Table C-9. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Reduced Congestion RD&T Strategy 6—Advance the Nation’s Transportation Research Capability
Table C-10. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Global Connectivity RD&T Strategy—Harmonize Transportation Standards and Support Leadership for U.S. Transportation Providers
Table C-11. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Environmental Stewardship RD&T Strategy 1—Understand and Mitigate Transportation Impacts
Table C-12. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Environmental Stewardship RD&T Strategy 2—Improve the Environmental Review Process
Table C-13. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Security, Preparedness and Response RD&T Strategy 1—Reduce Vulnerability and Improve System Preparedness and Recovery
Table C-14. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Security, Preparedness and Response RD&T Strategy 2—Secure Hazardous Materials Shipments and Assess the Risks of Hazmat Events
Table C-15. Funding in Support of DOT RD&T Strategies ($000)
Organizational Excellence RD&T Strategy—Consistently Apply the R&D Investment Criteria
Table C-16. FAA RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-17. FHWA RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-18. FMCSA RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-19. FRA RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-20. FTA RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-21. NHTSA RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-22. OST RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-23. PHMSA RD&T Funding ($000)
Table C-24. RITA RD&T Funding ($000)
Appendix D: Links to Operating Administration Advisory Committees, Stakeholder Activities, and RD&T Plans
List of Tables
Table 2-1. DOT Goals, RD&T Strategies, and Emerging Research Priorities
Table 3-1. Milestones for Human Factors and Medical Risks
Table 3-2. Milestones for Vehicle, Equipment, and Infrastructure Factors
Table 3-3. Milestones for Operational Factors
Table 3-4. Milestones for Hazardous Materials Transportation
Table 3-5. Milestones for Safety Data, Information Systems, and Risk Analysis
Table 3-6. Milestones for Emergency Response and Operations
Table 3-7. Milestones for Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection
Table 3-8. Milestones for Safety Rulemaking and Advanced Technologies
Table 4-1. Milestones for Reducing Recurring Congestion
Table 4-2. Milestones for Reducing Non-Recurring Congestion
Table 4-3. Milestones for Preserving Existing Infrastructure
Table 4-4. Milestones for Improving Infrastructure Durability and Characterizing Materials
Table 4-5. Milestones for Multimodal and Intermodal Transportation
Table 4-6. Milestones for Next Generation Technologies and Systems
Table 4-7. Milestones for Improving Efficiency of Operations and Investments
Table 4-8. Milestones for Improving Planning and Decisionmaking
Table 4-9. Milestones for Promoting Innovations in Transportation Finance
Table 4-10. Milestones for Improving Access for Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations
Table 4-11. Milestones for Improving Transportation in Rural Areas and Small Communities
Table 4-12. Milestones for University Research and Education
Table 4-13. Milestones for Cooperative and Stakeholder Research
Table 4-14. Milestones for Technical Assistance and Training
Table 5-1. Milestones for International Standards and Coordination
Table 5-2. Milestones for Transportation Industry Development
Table 6-1. Milestones for Understanding Transportation Impacts
Table 6-2. Milestones for Advancing Technologies, Plans, and Methods to Manage Impacts
Table 6-3. Milestones for Environmental Streamlining
Table 7-1. Milestones for Preparedness and Response
Table 7-2. Milestones for Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
Table 7-3. Milestones for Hazardous Materials Risks and Vulnerabilities
Table 8-1. Milestones for Applying the R&D Investment Criteria
Table 10-1. RD&T Evaluation Strategy
Table 10-2. Research Evaluation Processes in Operating Administrations