U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Climate Change Center and Environmental Forecasting
In May 1999, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the formation of its Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting (CCCEF) to address issues associated with climate change and variability. The Center has become the focal point within USDOT for information and technical expertise on transportation and climate change, working with its component organizations to coordinate related research, policies, and actions. The Center promotes comprehensive multi-modal approaches to reduce GHG emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change on the transportation system, while advancing USDOT's core goals of safety, mobility, environmental stewardship, and security.
Core activities include Research and Analysis; Outreach, Partnerships and Communication; Policy Assessment and Leadership; and Strategic Planning and Operations. As part of these functions, the Center researches transportation strategies and technologies to reduce greenhouse gases, identifies facilities that may be at risk from possible effects of climate change and climate anomalies, and develops an array of tools to assess the transportation system's ability to adapt to variances in global climate.
The Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse (TCCC) replaces the Center's prior website (see separate entry).