Climate change impacts, such as more frequent and intense heat waves and flooding, threaten the considerable federal investment in transportation infrastructure. Given the long life span of transportation assets, planning for system preservation and safe operation under current and future conditions constitutes responsible risk management. FHWA has developed tools and information for states and regions to assess their vulnerabilities to climate change and improve resilience. FHWA is also integrating climate resilience into its programs. Summary of FHWA Climate Adaptation Initiatives
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FHWA's guide for transportation agencies to assess their vulnerability to climate change. Details key steps and in-practice examples.
Groundbreaking U.S. DOT study on climate change impacts and adaptation in the central Gulf Coast region. Includes nationally applicable tools.
Memo clarifying that FHWA funds can be used for climate change adaptation.
Information on past and current FHWA pilot projects working with states and regions to assess climate vulnerabilities and analyze adaptation options.
Technical guidance and methods focusing on sea level rise, storm surge, and waves.