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

Brenda Dix, Cassandra Bhat, Susan Asam, Jocelyn Bauer, and Deepak Gopalakrishna
Created: 11/28/2016 - Updated: 1/16/2019


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.

Published On

Monday, August 17, 2015


Community / Local
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Transportation / Infrastructure
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Infrastructure damage
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy

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