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Climate Change Adaptation Guide for Transportation Systems Management, Operations, and Maintenance

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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Climate Change Adaptation Guide for Transportation Systems Management, Operations, and Maintenance

5. Report Date

November 2015

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Susan Asam (ICF), Cassandra Bhat (ICF), Brenda Dix (ICF), Jocelyn Bauer (Leidos), Deepak Gopalakrishna (ICF)

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

11251 Roger Bacon Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

ICF International, Inc.
1725 I St NW #1000
Washington, DC 20006

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Ms. Laurel Radow, Mr. Paul Pisano, and Mr. Robert Hyman, Federal Highway Administration

16. Abstract

This guide provides information and resources to help transportation management, operations, and maintenance staff incorporate climate change into their planning and ongoing activities. It is intended for practitioners involved in the day-to-day management, operations, and maintenance of surface transportation systems at State and local agencies. The guide assists State departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies in understanding the risks that climate change poses and actions that can help reduce those risks. Incorporating climate change considerations into how agencies plan and execute their transportation system management and operations (TSMO) and maintenance programs helps the agency become more resilient to unanticipated shocks to the system. Adjustments to TSMO and maintenance programs—ranging from minor to major changes—can help to minimize the current and future risks to effective TSMO and maintenance.

17. Key Words

Climate change, transportation systems management and operations, maintenance, extreme weather events, adaptation, state department of transportation.

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)
Reproduction of completed page authorized.

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