These case studies highlight innovative approaches being taken around the US to protect transportation infrastructure and transit systems from climate change. The goal is to help transportation officials at all steps of the decision-making process, from planning, design, constructions, operations, and maintenance. Examples include renovating a runway at New York’s JFK Airport with concrete instead of asphalt to increase its lifespan and heat vulnerability, and adding a stormwater trench to help the airport deal with storm events. The case studies will also be part of the Federal Highway Administration’s Virtual Framework for Vulnerability Assessment, which aims to support transportation managers in conducting vulnerability assessments of transportation assets.

August 24, 2016

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