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Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse


To support research adaptation and mitigation of climate change as it relates to transportation through annual contributions.


The Transportation Center for Climate Change (TCCC) is the focal point of a departmental effort to contribute information and participate more forcefully in the Nation's efforts to address the long-term challenge of global climate change. The Center provides expertise to conduct research and to develop solutions that will reduce greenhouse gases while also accomplishing other social goals assigned to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) by Congress. It coordinates climate change issues and addresses environmental issues and strategies with a broader view than the USDOT's individual programs. The TCCC also provides a standing analytical support capability for climate-related issues and other evolving departmental environmental considerations.


This effort entails four linked focus areas: research and analysis; policy analysis; strategic planning and center operations; and outreach and partnerships. These four areas include the following activities:
  • Research and analysis on climate-related topics.
  • Strategic planning and center operations, including budget development/planning and participation in efforts of the Steering Committee and its subsidiary bodies.
  • Policy assessment and leadership, including support for USDOT participation in domestic and international policy development related to climate change, the analysis of relevant proposals, and the development of domestic and international position papers.
  • Outreach and partnerships, including maintenance of the Center’s Web site.
  • Any additional activities in these areas that may be assigned by the Steering Committee.


Mainly research reports, but the Center also supports conferences, speakers, and coordination activities.


FY 2014: $50,000
FY 2015: $50,000
FY 2016: $50,000
FY 2017: $50,000

Current Status:

Active—Contribution made in July 2016.

Project Manager:

For more information, contact Nicole Michel of the Research Division at (202) 366-4354 or
Updated: Friday, January 6, 2017
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