FHWA - Regional Climate Change Effects: Useful Information for Transportation Agencies

Developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this report is intended to provide the transportation community (including highway engineers, planners, NEPA practitioners) with transparent, regional information on projected climate changes and effects that are most relevant to the U.S. highway system. This information is designed to inform assessments of the risks and vulnerabilities facing the current U.S. transportation system, and support planning and project development activities. When possible, related regional-scale information about extreme climate stressors is also provided to assist highway planners in relating climate change impacts on infrastructure of concern. 

Climate change information is provided in this report by U.S. region, by time horizon (e.g. 2010-2040), and by climate variable or "climate effect" (i.e., changes in temperature, precipitation, storm activity, and sea level).


In order to maintain access to this website, we are linking to an archived version of the website saved on December 22, 2016. The original link can be found here: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/sustainability/resilience/publications/climate_effects/effects00.cfm.

Publication Date: May 10, 2010

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