How Vulnerable Is Texas’ Freight Infrastructure to Extreme Weather Events?

The Texas Freight Mobility Plan forecasts significant increases in freight volumes across all transportation modes over the next three decades. An increased frequency of extreme weather events such as prolonged droughts and flash flooding is also expected during this time frame. Repeated severe flash flooding across the state has demonstrated the vulnerability of Texas’s freight and transportation assets to extreme weather events. The freight community’s ability to prepare for and respond to extreme weather events is in part dependent upon the resilience of the transportation infrastructure and whether the system maintains functionality during and following adverse conditions. However, freight infrastructure resilience analysis, design, and planning methods are relatively immature and may limit the freight community’s ability to effectively plan and respond to extreme weather events. The goal of this research was to better understand the basic issues, impacts, and current best practices to address the vulnerability of critical freight infrastructure to extreme weather events.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PRC 16-62 F
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2017 2:40PM