The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation (TRB Special Report 290)

This report was published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies in order to provide guidance to federal, state and local transportation decision makers - with the intention of building the capacity to create adaptation strategies. It identifies ways transportation infrastructure, across different modes and in a variety of U.S. regions, will be impacted by climate change, and makes strategic recommendations. 

The recommendations include the incorporation of climate change into existing transportation planning processes, and the development of new risk assessment tools that better account for the long-term risks presented by climate change. The TRB also calls for the creation of state-federal, multi-state, and regional partnerships to develop more effective transportation adaptation strategies.

Publication Date: 2008

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