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Solutions/Best Practices

FHWA Climate Resilience Interdisciplinary Team

Together, let's address climate and extreme weather challenges in our transportation systems through equitable, use-inspired solutions.

About Us

FHWA’s Resource Center (RC) has formed the Climate Resilience Interdisciplinary Team (CRIT) to prioritize and address climate and extreme weather-related impacts on transportation systems. Through training, technical assistance, and technology, CRIT will help you adapt your transportation system to prepare for changing climate conditions and withstand and quickly recover from disruptions.

In true interdisciplinary fashion, members of CRIT include representatives from each of the RC’s ten (10) technical service teams. By incorporating and operationalizing resilience into the transportation planning process and integrating climate change into project-level decisions and designs, CRIT can help you understand the vulnerabilities and adaptation options for transportation assets.

Contact Us

Download the CRIT Team Brochure or contact Laura Girard, Senior Hydraulic Engineer, RC's Structures, Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering Team, to learn more.

FHWA Environmental Review Toolkit

Procedures for Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise and Construction Noise

Improving the Quality of Environmental Documents; Report of the Joint AASHTO/ACEC Committee in Cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration

AASHTO Practitioner Handbooks:

  • 01 Maintaining a Project File and Preparing an Administrative Record for a NEPA Study
  • 02 Responding to Comments on an Environmental Impact Statement
  • 03 Managing the NEPA Process for Toll Lanes and Toll Roads
  • 04 Tracking Compliance with Environmental Commitments / Use of Environmental Monitors
  • 05 Utilizing Community Advisory Committees for NEPA Studies
  • 06 Consulting Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • 07 Defining the Purpose and Need and Determining the Range of Alternatives for Transportation Projects
  • 08 Developing and Implementing an Environmental Management System in a State Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • 09 Using the SAFETEA-LU Environmental Review Process (23 U.S.C. 139)
  • 10 Using the Transportation Planning Process to Support the NEPA Process
  • 11 Complying with Section 4(f) of the U.S. DOT Act
  • 12 Assessing Indirect Effects and Cumulative Impacts under NEPA
  • 13 Developing and Implementing a Stormwater Management Program in a Transportation Agency
  • 14 Applying the Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines in Transportation Project Decision-Making

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