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Environment General ( 9 Projects, arranged alphabetically by title)

Development of the Transportation Environmental Research Program (TERP). (Status: completed, Completed: 1997)
Performer(s):
FHWA
Sponsor(s):
FHWA
To order:
Mike Koontz. U.S. DOT, FHWA, RC, 10 S. Howard St., Suite 4000, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-962-2362; Fax: 410-962-3655; Email: Michael.koontz@fhwa.dot.gov; URL: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/terp.
Abstract
The Transportation Environmental Research Program (TERP) began in 1997 by the FHWA to provide start-up funding for university research in environmental areas such as air quality, wetlands, climate change, environmental justice, community impact assessment, historic and archeological preservation, and many other transportation-related areas. TERP funding grants are slated in the range of $20,000 to $50,000 and work plans span from 6 months to 2 years. Several TERP grants have already been awarded by FHWA for the purpose of university research. The brochure summarizes the TERP goals and how to apply for grants.


Environmental Excellence Awards. (Status: ongoing,
Performer(s):
FHWA
Sponsor(s):
FHWA (1997); FHWA, HEPN-30 (1999)
To order:
Patricia Cazenas. U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-30, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-4085; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Patricia.cazenas@fhwa.dot.gov;
Order No.:
Rept. No. FHWA-EP-00-007 (Entry Form) FHWA-EP-99-012 (Calendar) FHWA-PD-95-024 (Brochure) FHWA-PD-96-015 (Entry Form) FHWA-PD-97-039 (Brochure) FHWA-PD-98-012 (Entry Form) FHWA-PD-99-016 (Brochure),
Abstract
This ongoing biennial program was developed in 1995 by the FHWA to honor those partners, projects and processes that excel in meeting growing transportation demands while protecting and enhancing the environment. Anyone may nominate a project, process, person, or group that has used FHWA funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to transportation and the environment. Some of the categories have included wetlands, air quality, scenic byways, community liveability, and transportation enhancements on Federal-aid highways and highway-related facilities. A call for entry is announced the year prior to the selection of winners, with an August 15 deadline. An independent panel of judges from varying backgrounds selects the winning entries, which are announced at the Earth Day ceremony in Washington, DC. Available are a videotape of the awards ceremony, as well as a brochure and calendar showcasing the winners. The entry deadline for the year 2001 awards is August 15, 2000.
For more information:
Patricia Cazenas, U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-30; 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-4085; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Patricia.cazenas@fhwa.dot.gov.


Environmental Research: A Decade of Accomplishments 1990 - 2000. (Status: completed, Completed: Nov. 2000)
Performer(s):
FHWA; Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), NC State Univ.
Sponsor(s):
FHWA
To order:
Constance M. Hill. U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-30, 400 Seventh St. SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-9196; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Connie.hill@fhwa.dot.gov; URL: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/research.htm.
Order No.:
Rept. No. FHWA-EP-00-016,
Abstract
This report documents, from 1990 through 2000, the history and accomplishments of the Federal Highway Administration's Environmental Research Program. It is a compilation of the transportation environmental research supported under the broad areas of natural environment, human environment, and the environmental process (NEPA). Included is a database of all ongoing and completed environmental research projects supported. Available in print, CD-ROM, and on the Internet.
For more information:
Constance M. Hill, U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-30; 400 Seventh St. SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-9196; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Connie.hill@fhwa.dot.gov.


Environmental Research--Linking Transportation, the Environment, and the Future. (Status: completed, Completed: 1998)
Performer(s):
FHWA
Sponsor(s):
FHWA
To order:
Ginny Finch. U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-1, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-4258; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Ginny.finch@fhwa.dot.gov;
Order No.:
Rept. No. FHWA-PD-98-017 HEP-40/7-98(15M)EW,
Abstract
The brochure highlights 14 exemplary FHWA and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) projects across America which are meeting the environmental research challenge. Looks at transportation as the provider of pathways to opportunities which strengthen our communities, our quality of life, and our responsibility for sharing the planet. The FHWA's Environmental Research Program and the States' Surface and Planning Research program allows transportation decisionmakers to define and shape research agenda and focus on research that will be immediately useful.


Environmental Research Needs in Transportation--Conference (1992). (Status: completed, Completed: 1992)
Performer(s):
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Sponsor(s):
Transportation Research Board (TRB); FHWA
To order:
Washington, DC 20418. Tel: 202-334-2933; Fax: 202-334-2003;
Order No.:
Rept. No. TRB Circular 389,
Abstract
Reports the proceedings and findings of a national conference held in 1991 to formulate a highway and transportation-related program of needed environmental research. Prioritized research problem statements covering the full range of environmental topic areas are included.
For more information:
Transportation Research Board (TRB); 2101 Constitution Ave., NW.,

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Environmental Research Needs in Transportation--Conference (1996). (Status: completed, Completed: 1997)
Performer(s):
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Sponsor(s):
FHWA; Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), NC State University; Transportation Research Board (TRB)
To order:
Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2101 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20418. Tel: 202-334-2933; Fax: 202-334-2003;
Order No.:
Rept. No. TRB Circular 469,
Abstract
This effort was in support of a national research conference to identify transportation environmental research needs, as a guide to research agencies and programs. The conference proceedings, final report research work statements, and anticipated budgets for the identified needs in thirteen topic areas were published in TRB Circular Number 469.


More Than Asphalt, Concrete, and Steel. (Status: completed, Completed: 1997)
Performer(s):
FHWA
Sponsor(s):
FHWA
To order:
Ginny Finch. U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-1, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-4258; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Ginny.finch@fhwa.dot.gov;
Order No.:
Rept. No. FHWA-PD-97-012 HEP-40/5-97(20M)E,
Abstract
This booklet highlights the planning and design of transportation activities while safeguarding a cultural heritage, preserving historic places and properties, and enhancing the natural environment. Building a massive road network is being replaced with a more seasoned patience in fitting the facilities more carefully into communities and the natural landscape. Traces our transportation's environmental and social "conscience," or sensitivity, back to 1785. The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) encourages the mainstreaming of environmental, cultural, and social considerations in every aspect of transportation planning and development. It opens the way to more creative approaches, such as flexible funding" and "shared decisionmaking', which empower locals to look beyond traditional highway and transit agendas and to spend highway dollars on the most appropriate transportation solutions for their needs.


Strategic Plan for Environmental Research (1998-2003). (Status: completed, Completed: 1998)
Performer(s):
FHWA
Sponsor(s):
FHWA
To order:
Noreen Bowles. U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-1, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-9173; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Environment@fhwa.dot.gov; URL: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/straplan.pdf.
Order No.:
Rept. No. FHWA-PD-98-016,
Abstract
This report summarizes the key environmental research goals of the FHWA's Office of Planning, Environment, and Real Estate Services. Covering a five-year period, the plan includes research goals for program focus areas in support of the FHWA Strategic Plan. Focus areas include the natural environment, human environment, and integrated decisionmaking. Implementation strategies are also presented, including coordination and partnership, dissemination and outreach, and performance evaluation. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Environmental Research Program will help to assure that the goals and objectives of the program are achieved.
For more information:
Constance M. Hill, U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-30; 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-9196; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Connie.hill@fhwa.dot.gov.


Transportation Environmental Research Program (TERP). (Status: ongoing,
Performer(s):
FHWA
Sponsor(s):
FHWA
To order:
Mike Koontz. U.S. DOT, FHWA, RC, 10 S. Howard St., Suite 4000, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-962-2362; Fax: 410-962-3655; Email: Michael.koontz@fhwa.dot.gov; URL: http:///www.fhwa.dot.gov/terp.
Abstract
Under the TERP, six university research projects underway in FY 1998 include: 1) Watershed Modeling of Gasoline Oxygenates Used in Transportation; 2) Dynamic Systems Models for Assessing Environmental Impacts; 3) Remove Sensing Detection of Diesel Electric Locomotive Emissions; 4) Alternative Method for Estimating Noise Barrier Insertion Loss; 5) Highway Monitoring and Surveillance Data in Transportation Planning and ITS Applications; and 6) Wetlands Education for Transportation Development: Mitigating Environmental Impact. These projects will be continued indefinitely.
For more information:
Robert Armstrong, U.S. DOT, FHWA, HEPN-20; 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-2073; Fax: 202-366-3409; Email: Robert.e.armstrong@fhwa.dot.gov.


Contact Dr. Constance Hill, Federal Highway Administration, with questions about the FHWA Environmental Research Program.
For information on ordering published materials, please see ordering information in each record.

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