Resilience in Transportation Decision Making

APA Illinois Chapter


Friday, September 15, 2017
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

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State and regional transportation agencies across the country are facing extreme weather events that damage roads and bridges and cost large sums to repair, not to mention the cost to the economy from disrupted travel. Extreme weather events - including heat waves, drought, tropical storms, high winds, storm surges and heavy downpours - are becoming more frequent and severe as the climate changes.  The Federal Highway Administration will review federal policies and programs that are designed to build resilience to climate and extreme weather risks into transportation planning, project design, and operations and maintenance.  The Illinois Department of Transportation will present on its All Hazards Transportation System Vulnerability Assessment which is anticipated to be released this Fall.  The IDOT Assessment analyzes operational, socio-economic, and health and safety impacts of transportation assets and provides recommendations on best practices to protect and preserve these assets.


John Donovan

Confirmed Speaker


Christopher Schmidt

Confirmed Speaker

Christopher Schmidt is currently the Air Quality Manager at the Illinois Department of Transportation, where he has for the past 5 years managed the department’s outreach efforts for the multi-year highway improvement program, he is project lead for the department’s efforts to address Climate Change through a new ... Read More

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