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FHWA Climate Resilience Pilot Program: Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
Created: 8/13/2018 - Updated: 7/19/2019

Abstract

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) covers a six-county region in Central Texas that includes the City of Austin. The area is rapidly growing, and extreme weather events—notably floods, droughts, extreme heat, wildfire, and extreme cold—are an added stressor on the region’s multi-modal transportation system. For this project, CAMPO partnered with the City of Austin Office of Sustainability to assess vulnerabilities to critical transportation assets in the region. The project team held a criticality workshop to identify nine critical assets, then proceeded to use available data and local expertise to assess the extreme weather risks to those nine assets. The project helped launch an ongoing multi-agency working group on resiliency in the region, and the results have been incorporated into the 2040 CAMPO Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Policy
Transportation / Infrastructure
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Infrastructure damage
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Governance and Policy

Related Resources

Adaptation Phase: 
Sharing Lessons
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Policy
Transportation / Infrastructure

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