Establish TxDOT Transportation Resilience Planning Scorecard and Best Practices

The impact of Hurricane Harvey taught a valuable lesson regarding the need to improve the resilience of the transportation infrastructure in Texas. Future scenarios of extreme weather events in Texas will have significant impacts on the highway infrastructure. For example, significant rainfall and flooding in May 2015 caused road damage of over $20 million in repair costs.The impacts of Hurricane Harvey flooding have been even more significant, and that cost is yet to be quantified. Development and implementation of resilience strategies and measures for highway infrastructure is imperative for TxDOT to minimize risks and disruptions in future extreme events. Currently, TxDOT does not have the procedures and tools to identify vulnerable highway transportation assets and the means to evaluate the extent to which state transportation plans affect vulnerability to extreme weather events. Although cooperative research projects and others have produced a wealth of resilience-related studies, a state-specific study and resilience scorecard is imperative for TxDOT to establish highway resilience practices and tools to effectively integrate resiliency into transportation planning and implement resiliency best practices to mitigate the impacts of future disasters. Researchers will examine vulnerability in the state highway network in order to establish a resilience scorecard for integrating hazard mitigation and resiliency into local and regional transportation plans, and evaluate the level of integration among transportation plans and other plans related to flood risk management and hazard mitigation. The research team will establish resilience best practices and measures for operationalizing resiliency in TXDOT highway infrastructure planning. Deliverables will include workshops for state, municipal, and MPO transportation planners and engineers and a research report documenting the findings of the research.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7079

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Steele, Joanne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mostafavi, Ali

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01766402
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7079
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2021 2:31PM