Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) conducts research to examine potential climate-change impacts on transportation, methods for increasing transportation efficiency, and methods for reducing emissions that contribute to
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) works closely with USGCRP and its participating agencies to identify and address key scientific gaps regarding aviation climate impacts and to inform
- FAA, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and other DOT agencies are undertaking climate impact and adaptation studies (including
vulnerabilityand riskassessments), working with science agencies to develop regional climate data and projections, conducting methodological research, supporting pilot programs, and providing assistance to transportation stakeholders including state and local agencies.
- The FAA manages the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program as a government–industry consortium to develop technologies for energy efficiency, noise and emissions reduction, and sustainable alternative jet fuel. FAA also participates in the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), a public–private coalition to encourage the development of sustainable alternative jet fuel.
- The multi-modal Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office is leading the Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) program, seeking to generate and acquire environmentally relevant real-time surface transportation data, and to use these data to reduce some of the negative environmental impacts of surface transportation.