Hampton Roads Climate Impact Quantification Initiative: Baseline Assessment of the Transportation Assets & Overview of Economic Analyses Useful in Quantifying Impacts

The Hampton Roads Climate Impact Quantification Initiative (HRCIQI) is a multi-part study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Climate Change Center with the goals that include developing a cost tool that provides methods for voluntary grantee consideration of financial impacts in infrastructure planning due to climate change and severe weather. This Baseline Study, conducted in collaboration with several DOT modes, and based on extensive consultation with regional governmental, military and industry stakeholders, summarizes available data, methodologies, and tools to inform a robust analysis of the economic impacts of climate change and severe weather-related disruptions on the region’s transportation infrastructure. DOT chose to study the Hampton Roads region based on its unique attributes, including its: extreme vulnerability to sea level rise impacts, that is beginning to threaten transportation system and military operations; strategic significance as home to the nation’s largest concentration of federal facilities, including the world’s largest naval station; and the partnership opportunities afforded through the Intergovernmental Pilot Program and its partner’s deep expertise in analyzing and addressing these impacts. DOT is intending to conduct follow-on work building on this Baseline Study.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Department of Transportation

    Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, Rawlings
    • Arthur, David
    • Barami, Bahar
    • Breck, Andrew
    • Costa, Stephen
    • Lewis, Kristin
    • McCoy, Kevin
    • Morrison, Emma
  • Publication Date: 2016-9-13


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Baseline Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 173p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-OSTR-17-01
  • Contract Numbers: OR04A1 (all tasks); OR04A3 (all tasks); HW9HA1 (ta
  • Created Date: Nov 9 2016 1:24PM