Transportation Infrastructure Resiliency Guidelines for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is responsible for a wide variety of transportation infrastructure serving the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area. The Agency's Engineering Department has long established guidelines for infrastructure design. Following Super Storm Sandy, the Agency's leadership directed a multidisciplinary review of its Design Guidelines to see if changes were required to improve infrastructure resiliency to severe storms and future climate conditions. This review resulted in the development of a new addition of the Port Authority's Design Guidelines. The new guidance includes considering the probability of the event occurring (storm surge, precipitation, high or low temperature, etc.) during the design life of an asset when establishing project specific design criteria. Facility specific 1% probability flood maps, which incorporate sea level rise projections, were also developed. In addition, detailed items were updated to reflect the climate projections and in some cases this criteria exceeds the requirements of current codes. This paper describes the changes made to the Port Authority's Design Guidelines for transportation infrastructure resiliency.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 649-658
  • Monograph Title: T&DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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  • Accession Number: 01528829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413586
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2014 3:01PM