Sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration, in collaboration with the American Public Transportation Association and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 8am-12pm
Omni Hotel, Los Angeles
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Welcome: Leslie Rogers, FTA Regional Administrator, Region 9
Introductory Remarks: Therese McMillan, FTA Deputy Administrator
Climate Change Adaptation and Transit Expert Panel
Questions and Answers / Discussion
Instructions for Interactive Mock Risk Assessment – Tina Hodges, FTA
Interactive Mock Risk Assessment
Participants divide into pre-assigned groups and use a risk assessment matrix to assess climate change risks to a mock transit system based on provided scenario information. Participants prioritize risks according to likelihood and consequence. The scenario for each group varies by region of the country, projected climate impacts, size and type of transit agency, etc.
(Speakers from the panel will circulate among the groups)
Report-back from break-out groups – Moderated by Rich Weaver, APTA
Group discussion of next steps to improve transit resilience to climate change impacts. What is needed to further adaptation concepts and strategies and how best can these be accomplished? How can FTA, APTA, and transit agencies that have already begun addressing climate advance the conversation and state of practice?