Strategic Research Initiative: Integration of Federal Lands Management Agency Transportation Data, Planning and Practices with Climate Change Scenarios to Develop a Transportation Management Tool

Currently, the anticipated climate change impacts to and from Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) multimodal transportation infrastructure is unknown. Impacts to the transportation infrastructure will require adaptation strategies to minimize or negate climate change impacts, such as road relocation, road reclassification, property acquisition, pavement structure modifications, drainage structure enhancements, shoreline modifications, construction of protective structures, etc. Such adaptation or mitigation work must comply with laws to ensure that the resources under Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) stewardship are not negatively impacted as a result of management actions regarding climate change. Undertakings to adapt to climate change impacts on transportation infrastructure or to mitigate the effects of carbon may affect or impact the resources on Federal lands, be they historic components of transportation networks or resources that lie in the path of proposed enhancements or modifications. It is anticipated that this project will provide important resources - that may also potentially leverage Federal-Aid funding-for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that would like to integrate climate change considerations into their long range transportation plans.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Turchetta, Diane

    • Performing Organizations:

      ICF Incorporated LLC

      9300 Lee Highway
      Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
    • Start Date: 20110922
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130325
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33029

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466556
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-11-D-00033-T1
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:19PM