Global climate change is an issue of increasing concern to the transportation community: planners, designers, maintainers, and operators. There are two important sub-disciplines, mitigation and adaptation.
Mitigation seeks ways to reduce the production of greenhouse gas emissions that are seen as a primary cause of climate change.
Adaptation addresses the likely impacts on the transportation system of the consequences of climate change, from more frequent severe storm events to sea level rise, and modifies design and operations to prepare for those impacts.
The Climate Change Working Group includes representatives of the MPOs and New York State DOT. It provides an opportunity for planners engaged in both aspects of climate change to share practice and to learn from national experts.
Climate Change Working Group Chair:
- Jen Ceponis, Capital District Transportation Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Climate Change Working Group has prepared topical white papers that have been approved by the NYSAMPO Directors. These are topical, timely investigations into important issues related to climate change.
- How New York’s MPOs Address Planning for Sustainable Transportation and Sustainable Communities
- Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Metropolitan Planning Organizations
- Connecting Land Use and Transportation Planning – The Linkage Program for MPOs
- Electric Vehicles and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP RESOURCES
- Albany Electric Vehicle Feasibility Study
- FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Handbook
- CALTRANS Activities to Address Climate Change
- USDOT Releases Energy and Sustainability Performance Update
- 2013 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report
- USDOT Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse
- AASHTO Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center
- AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence
- NYSDOT Office of Environment
Suzanna Randall, Green Program Manager at NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation: Green Infrastructure Webinar Presentation, August 2015: Green Infrastructure
FHWA New York Division Office: Scan of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Activities New York State, May 2010: NY Climate Change Scan Report 2010