National Center for Sustainable Transportation
Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Climate Adaptation Efforts across State, Regional and Local Transportation Agencies
- Author(s): Dowds, Jonathan
- Aultman-Hall, Lisa
- et al.
To address the challenges posed by climate change to the transportation system, agencies are investigating climate change adaptation measures. This white paper presents a five-step framework for adapting transportation systems: inventorying and monitoring transportation assets; assessing climate threats; evaluating the vulnerability of assets; prioritizing assets; and identifying and executing adaptation actions. This framework provides a basis for further discussion and implementation. Collaboration among agencies at all levels is critical to successful adaptation efforts.