The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning, Environment and Realty's (HEP) Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP) ended on September 30, 2012. For current HEP research information, please see HEP's MAP-21 research web site.
During Fiscal Year 2009, the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Natural and Human Environment published a "Transportation and Air Quality Emissions Analysis" Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to solicit research proposals in four research focus areas: (1) Testing, Evaluation and Validation of New Emission Models and Methodologies; (2) Research on Conducting Project Level Analysis; (3) Air Quality and Transportation Conformity Outreach and Communication; (4) Fleet Data for On-road Mobile Sources Emissions Inventory. Six BAA research projects were awarded:
FY 2010 Transportation Planning Broad Agency Announcement Number: DTFH61-10-R-00013
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Posted January 25, 2010)
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is soliciting proposals for research and development projects that could lead to transformational changes and revolutionary advances for transportation planning in the United States. The objective of this Broad Agency Announcement is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning among state, regional and local transportation planning agencies in response to significant changes in the planning process and to identify new tools, techniques and approaches that respond to national transportation planning priorities.
The FHWA is accepting pre-proposals through February 15, 2010. Proposals may be in one or more of the following transportation planning focus areas: (1) Tools and Techniques That Support State and local Planning Capacity Building, (2) Tools and Techniques That Support Tribal Planning Capacity Building, (3) Global Climate Change and Air Quality, (4) Congestion Management, (5) Safety Planning, (6) Public Involvement, Environmental Justice, Visualization in Planning, and (7) Freight Planning. The response deadline is February 15, 2010 by 4:00 P.M. Eastern. Please use this hyperlink to FedBizOps for the most up-to-date information about this acquisition.