American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
AASTHO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government, and provides technical leadership and assistance to states. AASHTO's policy development, standards setting, and technical activities are the product of volunteer state department of transportation personnel who work through the organization's committee structure.
AASTHO's Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center provides access to information, services, and resources to support both mitigation and adaptation actions by state transportation departments (DOT).
A Climate Change Steering Committee (CCSC) acts as a coordinating body for AASHTO's various activities related to climate change. Steering committee members develop recommendations to the AASHTO Board of Directors on climate change policy development, and members provide oversight and guidance to AASHTO's Climate Change Technical Assistance Program.
The Technical Assistance Program is a voluntary, pooled fund program that provides timely information, tools, and technical assistance to assist AASHTO members in meeting the difficult challenges that arise from climate change. This program is a critical resource for state DOTs to prepare for climate change. It also provides the information state DOTs need to engage in and influence climate change legislation at both the state and federal levels.
The Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center is available on the AASTHO website (see Resource entry) that tracks federal climate change initiatives, climate change activities by states, state DOTs, local governments, MPOs, and multi-state regions, and provides an adaptation section with links to a number of international, national, regional, and state reports and resources on climate adaptation for transportation.
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