This section of FHWA's Climate Change Adaptation website provides resources, tools, and guidance to help local and regional transportation agencies implement the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Climate Change and Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Framework, a guide to assessing the vulnerability of transportation assets to climate change and extreme weather events.
The section's structure follows that of the framework as shown in the graphic below. Click on any area of the graphic to go to its corresponding module in the Virtual Framework site, or use the page list in the navigation bar at left to navigate through the modules. Each module includes an overview, a summary of key steps, an introductory video, and links to case studies, tools, and other resources. Several of the modules include tools developed by FHWA to help transportation agencies implement their assessments.
This short video provides an overview of FHWA's Climate Change and Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Framework, and describes the benefits of conducting a vulnerability assessment.
CREAT is a software tool to assist drinking water and wastewater utility owners and operators in understanding potential climate change threats and in assessing the related risks at their individual utilities. CREAT provides users with access to the most recent national assessment of climate change impacts for use in considering how these changes will impact utility operations and missions.
This workshop focused on addressing impacts of climate change on public transit systems in the United States. Sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration, in collaboration with the American Public Transportation Association.
This vulnerability assessment was conducted by the Saco Bay Sea Level Adaptation Working Group (SLAWG), and assessed the vulnerability of Saco Bay communities to sea-level rise (SLR), flooding and erosion.
In 2011, the City of Lewes, Delaware undertook a pilot project to develop a unified Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Action Plan, which considers the City’s vulnerability to climate change, particularly sea-level rise, and includes an evaluation of the vulnerability of roads and critical evacuation routes.
This plan identifies the infrastructure and resources most vulnerable to climate change impacts, including critical transportation infrastructure. It also presents climate adaptation action items ranked by priority based on risk to the community