ABSTRACT

Transportation System Resilience to Extreme Weather and Climate Change   [open pdf - 3MB]

Alternate Title: Transportation System Resilience to Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Technical Staff Fact Sheet

"The ability of transportation agencies' to effectively manage, operate, and maintain a safe, reliable transportation system is being threatened by a changing climate. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change, and long-term climatological trends are slowly but inexorably changing how transportation systems need to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained. A 'new normal' is evolving and State departments of transportation (DOTs) are turning their focus toward building resilience."

Report Number:
FHWA-HOP-15-025
Publisher:
Date:
2015-11
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Department of Transportation: http://www.transportation.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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