Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: The Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2, Task 3.1: Screening for Vulnerability

As part of Gulf Coast Study Phase 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) sought to improve its understanding of how a metropolitan transportation system—including highways, ports, airports, rail, transit, and pipelines—could be affected by climate change. Building on previous work under this project that determined which transportation assets were critical and that developed climate projection data and scenarios, the U.S. DOT developed and tested methodologies for conducting a transportation system-wide climate vulnerability assessment. The goals of this effort were two-fold: (1) to develop and pilot novel approaches for conducting system-wide climate change vulnerability assessments with the intention that the methodologies could be replicated by other transportation agencies, and (2) to understand where important transportation-related climate vulnerabilities may exist in Mobile, Alabama, the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) serving as the pilot for all methodologies developed under the Gulf Coast project.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 375p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HEP-14-033
  • Contract Numbers: GS-10F-0124J
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2014 1:35PM