Director of Policy, Planning, and Environment; Acting Director of Air Traffic Systems and Operations
As the director of Volpe's Center for Policy, Planning, and Environment and acting director of the Center for Air Traffic Systems and Operations, Gregg G. Fleming has over 27 years of experience in all aspects of transportation-related issues. He has guided the work of numerous multifaceted teams on projects supporting government, industry, and academia, including the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Park Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Fleming is responsible for the design, development, and deployment of internationally recognized environmental analysis tools, including FAA's Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) and FHWA's Traffic Noise Model (TNM). The FAA tool is used for establishing national and international policies pertaining to aviation and the environment, including noise and environmental stringencies and domestic analyses in support of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). FHWA's TNM is used for designing highway noise barriers and informing the federal distribution of noise mitigation funds related to highway noise barrier construction.
Fleming is also responsible for evaluating, establishing, and maintaining standardized procedures for national and international aircraft noise certification. Most recently, he has been working with industry and academia on projects related to alternative fuels, with particular focus on approaches to achieving carbon-neutral growth.
Under Fleming's direction, the Center for Policy, Planning, and Environment maintains an extensive laboratory of environmental measurement and monitoring instrumentation, including a quick-response capability to support all aspects of transportation-related environmental measurements.
Fleming currently co-chairs the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Modeling and Databases Group and represents FAA at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is chairman emeritus of the Transportation Research Board's Committee for Transportation Related Noise and Vibration and is active in the Society of Automotive Engineers, as well as numerous other technical organizations.
Fleming holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and participated substantially in the development of national and international standards and policy documents pertaining to transportation-related issues.