Significant progress has been made over the last decade in integrating resilience criteria into transportation decision-making. A compelling case remains for investing in making transportation projects more resilient in the face of increasing and intensifying storms, floods, droughts, and other natural hazards that are combining with sea-level rise, new temperature and precipitation norms, and other effects from climate change.
TRB’s Special Report 340: Investing in Transportation Resilience: A Framework for Informed Choices reviews current practices by transportation agencies for evaluating resilience and conducting investment analysis for the purpose of restoring and adding resilience. These practices require methods for measuring the resilience of the existing transportation system and for evaluating and prioritizing options to improve resilience by strengthening, adding redundancy to, and relocating vulnerable assets.
Supplemental to the report is a Report Highlights three-pager.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Investing in Transportation Resilience: A Framework for Informed Choices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26292.
|2 Natural Hazards, Climate Change, and America s Transportation Infrastructure||19-44|
|3 Current Practice in Measuring and Managing Transportation System Resilience||45-74|
|4 Contemporary Research on Resilience and Resilience Metrics||75-102|
|5 Decision Support Framework||103-124|
|6 Conclusions and Recommendations||125-130|
|Appendix A: Study Committee Biographical Information||131-138|
|Appendix B: Invited Speakers at Committee Meetings||139-140|
|Appendix C: List of Selected Natural Hazard Databases||141-142|
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