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Program Purpose

The Secretary is required to establish and carry out a surface transportation-environment cooperative research program (STECRP), and to establish an Advisory Board to make recommendations on environmental and energy conservation research, technology, and technology transfer activities related to surface transportation. [5107]


To be funded from Surface Transportation Research funds authorized under Section 5001(a)(1).

Program Activities

The research activities conducted under the STECRP are designed to:

STECRP Advisory Board

Requires the establishment of an Advisory Board, comprised of representatives of public and private transportation and environmental organizations, to make recommendations for additional research priorities.

National Academy of Sciences

The Secretary may make grants to and enter into cooperative agreements with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct activities relating to transportation-environmental research.

These activities may include research, technology, and technology transfer.

September 14, 1998

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