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Transportation Resilience

ACPA-Thumbnail-Webinar-Transportation-Resilience-2Transportation Resilience for a Changing Climate

Year after year, States and communities across the Country are seeing an increasing number of intense extreme weather events, causing substantial impacts to transportation systems across the United States. This webinar focuses on resiliency and sustainability by featuring Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and how they are working toward meeting the challenges involving climate change, equity, infrastructure resiliency, and safety.

This presentation demonstrates ways that PennDOT is monitoring extreme weather event and details the techniques and programs used to compile data from these events. Explanation of the results shows the changing climate and the effect on Pennsylvania’s current transportation infrastructure. Solutions currently under development to mitigate the impacts are also presented. PennDOT's pro-active response focusing on the goal of solving these climate change problems are also highlighted. The content will aid viewer's understanding of the change in weather patterns related to climate and PennDOT's partnerships and collaboration with other agencies. Asset damage and financial burden will be shared to provide perspective to attendees and highlight the need for immediate solutions.

Key Takeaways

  • 1. Determine the need for data collection to develop resilient and sustainable solutions.
  • 2. Understand how climate change affects everyone and is one of the most significant problems Engineers face and must consider to date.
  • 3. Recognize the unpredictability of this subject matter and the need for data collection to develop prudent solutions for resiliency and sustainability.
  • 4. Understand the financial burden and asset damage out weight the design changes and construction costs to develop a more resilient and sustainable transportation system.


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