Global Climate Change and Transportation Infrastructure: Lessons from the New York Area [open pdf - 113KB]
"This paper addresses two aspects of the relationship between climate change and transportation infrastructure, focusing on the results of studies conducted for the New York area [...]. First, implications of climate change as a factor influencing the current relationships between urban development and transportation management are explored both nationally and regionally for the New York area as a basis for identifying mitigation and adaptation needs and measures. Second, details of flooding and heat-related effects on surface and subsurface transportation-related infrastructure are briefly presented as a basis for lessons these familiar phenomena generate for less obvious climate change and transportation relationships. The paper concludes with observations about the means to manage these outcomes within existing and expanded institutional frameworks and technologies."
Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse: http://climate.dot.gov/
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation: Workshop Summary and Proceedings, Washington, D.C. October 1-2, 2002, p.1-11