Ongoing and Current Research
- Climate Resilience Pilots - This project funds pilots for DOTs, MPOs, and FLMAs to implement a framework to use in conducting vulnerability and risk assessments of infrastructure to the projected impacts of climate change and extreme weather events and to develop adaptation options.
- Gulf Coast Study - This research comprises a comprehensive, multi-phase study of climate change impacts in the Central Gulf Coast region. Phase 1 (completed in 2008) examined the impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure at a regional scale, while Phase 2 (ongoing, with expected completion in 2013) is focusing on a smaller region, enhancing regional decision makers' ability to understand potential impacts on specific critical components of infrastructure and to evaluate adaptation options.
- Transportation, Land Use, and Climate Change Scenario Planning Project – FHWA is currently seeking to partner with a MPO on this project and is requesting letters of interest, due May 30, 2013. The solicitation is available here. The project will inform transportation and land use decision-making in a selected study area by using scenario planning to analyze strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. The goals of the project are to 1) advance climate analysis in scenario planning; 2) develop a transferrable process; 3) build partnerships; and 4) impact decision-making.
Other FHWA Related Research