Climate Action Plans and Long-Range Transportation Plans in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska: State of the Practice in Adaptation Planning
The authors thank the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium and the Region X Transportation Consortium for providing the necessary financial support to carry out this research.
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Transportation infrastructure, Global climate change, Government policy, Pacific Northwest
Research efforts in the past decade have produced a wealth of knowledge about the likely impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure—effects witnessed to date as well as those anticipated in coming decades—the effects of which frequently conflict in both magnitude and scope. This research summarizes the findings of the surface transportation climate change literature and explores the efforts under way in the transportation planning realm with respect to adaptive preparations of transportation infrastructure for the effects of climate change. This research focuses on transportation facilities and operations in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. This report builds on recent research on governmental climate change planning efforts to explore how agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are preparing for climate change in their climate action plans, to investigate how the goals and recommendations of those plans are reflected in long-range transportation planning documents, and to identify key resources and strategies agencies may adopt to ensure that the anticipated impacts of climate change on transportation are addressed in transportation planning documents.
Walker, Lindsay; Figliozzi, Miguel; Haire, Ashley; and MacArthur, John, "Climate Action Plans and Long-Range Transportation Plans in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska: State of the Practice in Adaptation Planning" (2011). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations. 260.