Resilience in Transportation Decision Making
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.
Trevor Dick, email@example.com