Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse
State, Local, and Private Sector
Assessment of the New York State Energy Plan
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting and the New York State Department of Transportation are studying the development and the implementation of the New York State Energy Plan (SEP).
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting co-sponsored this CALSTART project with the Department of Energy Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Gas Technology Institute, with the non-profit transportation consortia CALSTART acting as principal investigator. The project evaluates the potential greenhouse gas benefits achievable through better integration of passenger ferries with land transportation systems, considering ferry technology and fueling options. The San Francisco Bay Area was analyzed as a point of reference and as a potential basis for consideration of other areas where passenger ferries might be effective. View the final report: Passenger Ferries, Air Quality, and Greenhouse Gases: Can System Expansion Result in Fewer Emissions in the San Francisco Bay Area?
Greenhouse Gas and Other Emission Reductions Aboard a Large Container Vessel
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting is part of a Multi-Partner Cooperative Research Agreement with Matson Navigation, a container ship owner. This technology assessment includes both a literature search and the physical survey of a container vessel in order to initiate a plan to install and test various emission reduction technologies systems.
Development of Hydrogen Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Transportation participates in the California Fuel Cell Partnership.
Advanced Technology Transit Bus (ATTB) Program
This joint project with LA County Metro Transit Authority produces lightweight, low emission buses. The U.S. Department of Transportation currently has six buses on the road, and some of the technology deployed in those buses is now being used in commercial applications. DOT plans to demonstrate seven additional buses in 2004 through partnerships with other local transit agencies.
Communication, Navigation and Surveillance System (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) System
With the aviation community, The U.S. Department of Transportation is engaged in data sharing, flight optimization, and other efforts that are expected to yield fuels savings of 5 percent by 2015.