Oahu MPO Transportation Asset Climate Change Risk Assessment
The Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) was selected by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as one of five pilots nationwide chosen in 2010 to perform and evaluate a risk assessment of climate change on important transportation assets.
Prior to formalizing this assessment, OahuMPO organized a two-day workshop to bring together both the climate science community and key planners and engineers from the City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii, Federal Highway Administration, and private industry to identify a set of transportation assets that may be particularly at risk due to climate change. The outcome of this workshop established a total of five assets (significant locations with transportation infrastructure) that - if impacted adversely by climate change - have potentially high socio-economic consequences to Oahu and the state of Hawaii.
The report provides a complete risk assessment of each of the five assets for specific climate change variables. The assets chosen for assessment are: Honolulu Harbor, Honolulu International Airport, Kalaeloa Barbers Point Area, Three Waikiki Bridges, and Rt 93, Farrington Highway Access.
Each transportation asset section provides information about the current condition of the asset, a geographic information system (GIS) map, photographs, socio-economic data available for that asset area, and a report on how the risk assessment was achieved for that transportation infrastructure. The final section provides feedback on the process, data gaps, and other input that may be useful.
Publication Date: November 2011
- Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
- SSFM International