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Suggested Citation:"Chapter 5: Stakeholder Input ." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2010. A Comprehensive Development Plan for a Multimodal Noise and Emissions Model. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22908.
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5-1 CHAPTER 5. STAKEHOLDER INPUT As described in Chapters 1 and 2, market research was conducted as a part of the development of MDP. This was a rudimentary market research effort through the use of a questionnaire to solicit responses from broad cross-section of stakeholders and experts on the need and utility of a multimodal noise and emissions model. While it is felt by research team that the MDP captures the needs and desires of the stakeholders, an expanded solicitation would add substantial value to the initial Builds and serve as a device to gain the cooperation of the pertinent federal agencies. This plan is intended to increase stakeholder input beyond just a questionnaire by including workshops and webinars to solicit answers to the following: • Who would use a multimodal noise and emissions model? • At what stage of the environmental/design process would it be used? • What are the requirements of a multimodal noise and emissions model? • How would it be used? • What output is desired? • What value would the model bring to a transportation project? • What do you think of the proposed model? • What technological advancements are available for the development? The sequence of events would be as follows: 1. 1-day kickoff workshop for stakeholders to gather initial answers. 2. Webinar at mid-point of Task 2 to share details of the design. 3. Additional webinars to liaise with the federal agencies on output requirements. 4. Direct face-to-face technical interaction and communication with agency policy makers. 5. Feedback webinars with stakeholders after completion of Task 3 to demonstrate the model and discuss test results. The needs and desires of the stakeholders could certainly change with time. Accordingly, market research of the stakeholders, especially federal agencies and existing users of the Build, should be updated as the Builds progress. Market research should be an integral part of each Build and updated at the beginning of each Builds. This update should not only contain the feedback of the stakeholders, but also assessments of the changes in technology and the possible stakeholder requirements that will be included in each Build. For example, if changes are made to the models, stakeholder requirements exist to establish the validity of the changes and/or new models as previously described. Additionally, an evaluation process for each Build should be included to allow changes to occur to better fit the needs of the stakeholders. Each Build may not require the same degree of market research. The project that produced this report included a rudimentary market effort. If things go as planned, Build 1 should begin near the completion of this report. Part of the Build 1 activity is the expanded market research described in the previous paragraphs. In Build 2, which is 2 years later, more effort may be required to reassess the baseline and establish what should be done in the screening tools. As Build 3 begins, AEDT will have been promulgated for sufficient time that user responses and FAA experiences will be available and this should become part of the market research. Build 4 will begin 3 years or more after Build 3 and again

5-2 significant changes could have occurred. By Build 5, as the transition to simulation modeling begins, technology will need to be reassessed especially relating to simulation modeling and including simulation models that address operational aspects. Build 6, the end state, will require a go or no go decision from the federal stakeholders. The stakeholders will assess any technological advances and confirm that this is indeed the desired end state. Each of these steps is critical in the development path; reestablishment of stakeholders needs, desires and concerns is therefore of the utmost importance. The total effort for the market analysis in each Build may vary, and the involvement could occur in a variety of ways including telecoms, webinars, workshops, panel meetings, surveys, and working and/or design review group meetings. In addition, stakeholder involvement could also be continued with each Build by having model demonstrations, training courses at the end of each build process, and informative literature available on the internet and in hardcopy. It is important that funding mechanisms be explored to continue the Build phases. Funding through federal entities would provide a control function on overall development for the agencies. However, the funding and the ownership structure must be determined. Funding through legislative initiative, research organizations such as ACRP, and/or establishment of commercial options, are all viable options. Appendix D offers a concept for funding and ownership through an interagency forum.

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 11: A Comprehensive Development Plan for a Multimodal Noise and Emissions Model explores development of a tool that would allow for the assessment of the noise and air quality impacts on the population from multiple transportation sources, assess the total costs and impacts, and assist in the design and implementation of mitigation strategies. The availability of a multimodal noise and emissions model could help inform airport and policymakers charged with evaluating and making decisions on expanding transportation facilities.

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