Garth Hopkins<br />Chief, Office of Regional and Interagency Planning<br />California Department of Transportation <br />H...
California Department <br />of Transportation (Caltrans)<br />www.dot.ca.gov<br /><ul><li>Caltrans carries out its mission...
Manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes;
Provides inter-city rail services;
Permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports;
And work with local/regional agencies.
The Caltrans Fiscal Year 2009/10 Highlights Report is available at:</li></ul>http://www.dot.ca.gov/ctjournal/2010-2/<br />
The Strategic Research Plan<br />Approved in 2008/2009<br />Driven by research needs and the Caltrans Strategic Plan<br />...
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LTC, Jack R. Widmeyer Transportation Research Conference, 11/04/2011, Garth Hopkins

  1. 1. Garth Hopkins<br />Chief, Office of Regional and Interagency Planning<br />California Department of Transportation <br />HQ Division of Transportation Planning<br />
  2. 2. California Department <br />of Transportation (Caltrans)<br />www.dot.ca.gov<br /><ul><li>Caltrans carries out its mission of improving mobility across California with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center;
  3. 3. Manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes;
  4. 4. Provides inter-city rail services;
  5. 5. Permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports;
  6. 6. And work with local/regional agencies.
  7. 7. The Caltrans Fiscal Year 2009/10 Highlights Report is available at:</li></ul>http://www.dot.ca.gov/ctjournal/2010-2/<br />
  8. 8. The Strategic Research Plan<br />Approved in 2008/2009<br />Driven by research needs and the Caltrans Strategic Plan<br />38 Strategic Research Questions (SRQs)<br />9 Priority SRQs<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>Organized the SRQs into five groups
  10. 10. Safety
  11. 11. SF1 Design and Construction
  12. 12. SF4 Proactive Safety
  13. 13. Mobility
  14. 14. M1 Data
  15. 15. M2 ICM
  16. 16. M5 TDM Real Time
  17. 17. M6 TDM System Elements
  18. 18. Goods Movement
  19. 19. M8 Goods Movement
  20. 20. Climate Change
  21. 21. ST6 Climate Change
  22. 22. Infrastructure
  23. 23. ST9 Transportation Infrastructure</li></li></ul><li>Presentation Content<br />
  24. 24. Summary of Selected Current Climate Change and Energy Related Research Projects<br /><ul><li>Traffic & Travel Demand Management
  25. 25. Alternative Fuels/Vehicles
  26. 26. Data, Modeling & Performance Measures
  27. 27. Climate Change Adaptation
  28. 28. Planning and Policy
  29. 29. Materials</li></li></ul><li>My View of Needed Climate Change & Alternative Fuel Related Research Topics<br />Climate Change<br /><ul><li>How is climate change going to impact our transportation infrastructure over the next 100 years?
  30. 30. How should all levels of government and the private sector begin to plan for these changes?</li></ul>Alternative Fuels<br /><ul><li>What are some valid estimates of the statewide alternative vehicle fleet, and what types of fuel will they be using?
  31. 31. What will be the impacts, and what should Caltrans and the regional planning agencies be doing to prepare for this? </li></li></ul><li>Caltrans Research Funds <br />State Planning and Research Funds – available through the Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation – Contact Nancy Chinlund at nancy.chinlund@dot.ca.gov<br />Partnership Planning and State Transit Planning (5304) Funds – Contact LaNae Van Valen at laenae.vanvalen@dot.ca.gov<br />
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