Recent severe weather events have levied significant damage on transportation systems in states across the country. Many states, particularly those recently affected, are paying attention to the climate-related vulnerabilities in their transportation systems. Some are using grant money from FHWA to complete analysis on how to respond to the changes and how to build a more resilient system.
As the cost of extreme weather events continues to climb, resilience is key
According to the recently released draft report, climate change is now increasing the frequency and intensity of severe storms, flooding, droughts, and heat waves, as well as increasing sea level. Some communities prepared decades ago for hurricanes and other disasters, while others are still debating infrastructure changes that could protect their towns and cut down on future disaster recovery costs.
Climate Change and Transportation: Summary of Key Information (TRB, 2012)
This report is a summary of key findings covers a variety of studies on climate change and its ramifications for the transportation sector. It provides a concise summary of transportation’s contributions to climate change and mitigation policy …