Resilience and Sustainability of Underground Transportation Infrastructure

The need for sustainable infrastructure is increasingly evident and resilience has been recognized as an essential part of sustainability. The goal of this study is to assess to what extent existing guidance for sustainable and resilient infrastructure design is appropriate for use with underground transportation infrastructure. Based on this assessment, recommendations will be made for subsequent enhancements. At the outset of the project, the two frameworks of greatest interest are Envision (Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure) and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA’s) Climate Change & Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Framework. The study is divided into three phases: (1) review and assessment of existing frameworks, (2) engaging stakeholders to prioritize needs, and (3) developing draft specifications for departments of transportation (DOTs) or draft guidelines to be incorporated in tools such as Envision and FHWA framework. The outcomes of this project will help local and national stakeholders take a unified approach to natural disasters, adapt to the effects of climate change, and satisfy the various requirements of sustainability (environmental, social, and economic). This goal is in line with the objectives of the UTC-UTI and the broader goal of “Improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure” set by US DOT.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $240366
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747118

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure

    Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO  United States  80401

    Maptek

    Dever, co  United States  80401

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    California State University Los Angeles

    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90032
  • Performing Organizations:

    California State University Los Angeles

    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90032
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rodriguez-Nikl , Tonatiuh

    Mazari , Mehran

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01660187
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747118
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2018 8:39PM