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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Environmental Investigation in Support of the Federal Highway Administration Finding of No Significant Impact for Construction of a Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS)

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-05-0002
Project Abstract:

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard has been authorized to select, install, and operate an NDGPS for public and private applications. The NDGPS will supplement the existing Standard Positioning Service GPS range information with differential correction broadcast from a network of reference stations, enabling a user receiving both the Standard Positioning Service and the NDGPS signal to determine geographic location more precisely. To implement the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act for this NDGPS project, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 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 an NDGPS.

Goals

The project focuses on an environmental investigation for an NDGPS.

Research HUB ID:
7885
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$523,691.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
FHWA Program Area:
  • Operations
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Operations
Project Outputs:

A GPS satisfies environmental requirements.

Contact Information

Team:
Transportation Operations Applications Team
Office:
Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development
Office Code:
HRSO-50

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development and Technology - Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development and Technology - Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff