On the Right Track: Real-World Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Extreme weather and a changing climate pose a unique challenge to public transportation professionals: how do we adapt our operations, our planning, our emergency management? What data can we use in approaching this problem? What are others in the field doing today? FTA’s workshop will target exactly these kinds of questions by bringing together public transportation professionals and experts from a variety of disciplines.
Recent events such as Hurricane Irene, Mississippi River flooding, and drought and wildfires in Texas gave transit agencies experience in the types of events projected to become more common. Come and share experiences as well as learn from experts in the field. This effort is in keeping with broader goals to address state-of-good repair needs and enhance transit safety.