FTA Climate Change Adaptation Initiative

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FTA Reports

Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails: Public Transportation & Climate Change Adaptation
Map: Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Public Transportation: Intense Precipitation and Sea-Level Rise Projections
Map: Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Public Transportation: High Heat Projections

New Image Icon Transit Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Pilots

Announcement of Project Selections
Pilot Presentations at March 2012 Workshop
Chicago Transit Authority Climate Adaptation Pilot
A Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of SEPTA's Manayunk / Norristown LineFTA and DOT Policies on Climate Change

Deputy Administrator McMillan’s Policy Letter
DOT Policy Statement
FTA Policy Statement

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars


Recent Workshop and Webinar Slides, Recordings, and Notes

Getting on the Right Track: Real-World Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation, Arlington, VA, March 21-22, 2012
Transit Climate Change Adaptation Seminar, Los Angeles, August 3, 2011
Webinar: Transit and Climate Change Adaptation, August 8, 2011
State of Good Repair in an Era of Climate Change, New Orleans, October 5, 2011
Using Asset Management to Adapt to Weather Extremes: Lessons Learned from Transport for London, December 15, 2011

U.S. DOT Efforts

Key Findings for Transit Agencies from FHWA Climate Vulnerability Pilots
U.S. DOT Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting
Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: The Gulf Coast Study

U.S. Transit Agency Efforts

Los Angeles County MTA Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
New York MTA Adaptations to Climate Change
Summary of BART, NJ Transit Washington State Ferries, Honolulu, and Waves Transit Findings from FHWA Climate Vulnerability Pilots 

Related FTA Links

Other Adaptation Resources
Transit and Environmental Sustainability
Climate Change Mitigation
State of Good Repair

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