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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-05-0002
Project Name:   Environmental Investigation in Support of the Federal Highway Administration Finding of No Significant Impact for Construction of a Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  August 1, 2005
End Date:  September 30, 2010
Contact Information
Last Name:  Persaud
First Name:  Rudy
Telephone:  202-493-3391
E-mail:  rudy.persaud@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Operations Applications Team [HRDO-30]
Project detail
Project Description:   The United States┬áDepartment of Transportation (USDOT) in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard has been authorized to select, install, and operate a Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System for public and private applications. The Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System will supplement the existing Standard Positioning Service global positioning system range information with differential correction broadcast from a network of reference stations, enabling a user receiving both the Standard Positioning Service and the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System signal to determine geographic location more precisely. To implement the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act for this Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System project, the Federal Highway Administration will serve as the environmental lead agency while the Federal Railroad Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard will serve as cooperating agencies. All three agencies have previously signed a Memorandum of Agreement to implement the National Environmental Policy Act and a Programmatic Environmental Assessment was prepared in 1998, which was followed by the issuance of a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Construction of a Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System.
Goals:   The project focuses on an environmental investigation for a nationwide differential global positioning system (GPS).
Product Type:   Other
Test Methodology:   To conduct a study for nationwide differential global positioning system sites.
Expected Benefits:   Provide nationwide differential global positioning system correction signal.
Deliverables:   Finding of No Significant Impact.
Project Findings:   A global positioning system (GPS) satisfies environmental requirements.
FHWA Topics:   Environment--Public Involvement
TRT Terms:   Environmental Impact Statements
Operations
Research
Environment
Global Positioning System
Construction
FHWA Disciplines:   Environment
Subject Areas:   Environment

 

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