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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0046
Project Name:   Applications for the Environment Real-Time Synthesis Broad Agency Announcement Project: Engaging the International Community
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  September 23, 2010
End Date:  September 30, 2011
Contact Information
Last Name:  Ferlis
First Name:  Robert A (Bob)
Telephone:  202-493-3268
E-mail:  robert.ferlis@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Operations Research and Development [HRDO-2]
Laboratory:   Transportation Operations Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Air Quality and Climate Change
Project Description:   Project team members were sought and then invited to participate and to represent the United States, albeit informally, in this emerging international collaboration; in the subsequent meetings (Stockholm, October 2009; Amsterdam, March 2010); and were continued to be invited. These interactions provide value to all participants. The cross-fertilization with significant expertise from three key regions of the world represents a very significant leveraging opportunity for all and provides the Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) program with a rich opportunity to support its first three tracks since these tracks agree with this burgeoning international collaboration.  These tracks are: establish foundation, identify candidate strategies, and analyze and evaluate candidate strategies. The objectives for this project are to:Prepare for and attend the late October 2010 international workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), energy efficiency, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission of transport held in Tokyo, Japan, representing the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as contractors. This will demonstrate the commitment of the United States to the international community and support technical experts to bring back lessons learned to the AERIS program and recommendations for further participation in such international activities. Develop a report and action plan based on the October 2010 meeting (and prior meetings) for the USDOT to consider. These efforts will show the world the interest and commitment of the USDOT, and capture observations and knowledge, plus a set of technical recommendations on how to proceed on both the international front and some lessons learned for tracks one to three of the AERIS program plan.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications and operating strategies using connected vehicle technologies can significantly improve environmental performance in terms of emissions, Greenhouse Gas (GHG), and energy consumption.
More Information URL(s):  
  1. http://www.its.dot.gov/aeris/index.htm
Product Type:   Other
Research report
Test Methodology:   Participate in and observe international meetings, and provide information to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is the reduction of emissions, greenhouse gases, and energy consumption.
Deliverables: 1. Name: Task 1. Prepare for and attend the International Symposium on "Evaluation Method of CO2 Emission Reduction with ITS Applications" to be held on October 22 in Tokyo, Japan.
Product Type(s): Other
Description: The contractors will contribute to and participate in the meeting and provide materials and information to the United States Department of Transportation. Dr. Barth is the keynote speaker.
2. Name: Final report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Task 2. Based on technical observations and participation, develop for the United States Department of Transportation a recommended set of technical actions to gain maximum value from this particular US (potential), European, and Japanese collaboration.
FHWA Topics:   Environment--Air Quality
TRT Terms:   Environment
Greenhouse Gases
Intelligent Transportation Systems
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Subject Areas:   Environment
Operations and Traffic Management


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