Strategic Planning and Research Assistance: Climate Change, Air Toxics, and CMAQ Reporting

Cambridge Systematic Incorporated (CSI) shall assist the FHWA in coordinating all aspects of the interagency research project assessing the potential impacts of climate change on the Gulf Coast. This work will include continued facilitation of the research partnership between the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and coordination of the multimodal DOT Impacts Working Group. Specific tasks include: (1) facilitate participation of other federal research partners as appropriate; (2) coordinate DOT participation in the Climate Change Sciences Program (CCSP) as it relates to the Gulf Coast Study, and work with the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR), the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), and members of the DOT Impacts Working Group to ensure that the Gulf Coast study meets CCSP/ Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) requirements; (3) coordinate revisions and finalization of the project prospectus following posting in the Federal Register and receipt of public comments; (4) coordinate detailed development of the project research plan and schedule with USGS, and manage the implementation of the project to ensure timely and high quality products; (5) CSI will assist FHWA in monitoring and assessing policy and technical developments in mobile air toxics. This will include research and production of short turn-around memos on new areas of interest determined in conjunction with the COTR; and (6) support FHWA efforts to conduct project-level air toxics analysis. Specific areas include ongoing support of new air toxics legal/NEPA cases and challenges; analysis of trends in these cases and challenges; and provision of summaries of outstanding cases and challenges. Work is ongoing while FHWA continues to support the DOT Center for Climate Change Research in Huntington, Alabama.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $1113233.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Savonis, Michael

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

      150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
    • Principal Investigators:

      Suhrbier, John

    • Start Date: 20050207
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080206
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15076

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460140
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-04-D-00014
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:19PM