FHWA Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project: Metropolitan Transportation Commission — MTC

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities. During this year-long pilot program, the pilot teams formed a community of practice, exchanged ideas, presented draft results, and participated in a series of webinars and peer exchanges. FHWA used the feedback and lessons learned from the pilot projects to revise the draft conceptual model into the Climate Change & Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Framework. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to approximately 7 million people supported by a dense network of public infrastructure. The region’s history of seismic activity and long coastline make it uniquely exposed to earthquakes and sea level rise. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, is leading a project called Adapting to Rising Tides (ART). As part of ART, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 4, and BCDC collaborated on the 2010–2011 FHWA pilot to assess climate vulnerability and risk in Alameda County.


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  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01519396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HEP-14-003
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2014 2:03PM