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Planning for Systems Management & Operations as part of Climate Change Adaptation

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Foreword

This paper is a deliverable on a technical support task for the FHWA Office of Operations. The objective of the task is to develop white papers on emerging and current topics of interest to the Office. Topics for white papers were primarily identified and prioritized based on internal listening sessions with Office of Operations personnel.

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1. Report No
FHWA-HOP-13-030
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
Planning for Systems Management & Operations as part of Climate Change Adaptation
5. Report Date
March 2013
6. Performing Organization Code
HOP
7. Author(s)
Deepak Gopalakrishna, Jeremy Schroeder, Amy Huff, Amy Thomas, Amy Leibrand
8. Performing Organization Report No.
Report
9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Battelle
505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
 
11. Contract or Grant No.
 
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Operations (HOP)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Technical
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
FHWA
15. Supplementary Notes
Project performed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
16. Abstract
This paper is a deliverable on a technical support task for the FHWA Office of Operations. The objective of the task is to develop white papers on emerging and current topics of interest to the Office. Topics for white papers were primarily identified and prioritized based on internal listening sessions with Office of Operations personnel. This white paper presents various effects of climate change, and how those effects will impact transportation system management and operations. Also presented are presents various options for agencies to assess the vulnerabilities of transportation systems and proposed changes to make transportation operations more resilient to climate change.
17. Key Word
Climate change, transportation systems operations, transportation system operations
18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions.
19. Security Classif. (of this report)
Unclassified
20. Security Classif. (of this page)
Unclassified
21. No. of Pages
42
22. Price

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. Climate Change Effects to Transportation System Management and Operations

3. Impact of Climate Change Effects on Transportation System Management and Operating Agencies

4. Agency Considerations for Assessing Vulnerability of Transportation Systems and Making O&M Climate-Resilient

5. Conclusions

6. References

Appendix A – Climate Change Impact Tables

United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administraton
Office of Operations (HOP)
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Washington, DC 20590

FHWA-HOP-13-030

March 2013

Office of Operations