Measuring Impacts and Performance of State DOT Resilience Efforts

State transportation agencies have increased their focus on resilience as a key solution to the impacts of short-term events and long-term stressors, including climate change. The frequency and severity of damaging weather events, sea level rise, wildfires, and other climate impacts are forcing state governments to seek more long-term solutions. Economic shifts, demographic changes, and other disruptions also cause transportation agencies to modify their practices to accommodate uncertainty. They may be asked to justify additional project expenses in order to increase resilience. In turn, investing in resilience may reduce long-term transportation costs and disruptions. State departments of transportation (DOTs) need tools and approaches to track resilience efforts, investments, and progress toward improving resilience of the transportation system. There is no commonly acceptable standard for tracking goals, effectiveness, and outcomes of resilience efforts. Recent research does not provide a comprehensive approach to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, programs, project implementation, and other resilience actions from state transportation agencies. Having a consistent set of performance measures will accelerate the cost-effective use of funds and the incorporation of resilience into standard practices and programming. The objectives of this research are to: (1) identify or develop key resilience performance measures for state transportation agencies for roadway transportation systems for various classes of assets (e.g., bridges, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), pavement, culverts); (2) develop an approach that uses performance measures to assess the effectiveness of resilience strategies; and (3) develop a guide to aid state transportation agency practitioners in applying resilience performance measures.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-26

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Crichton-Sumners, Camille

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics

    Medford, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Indrakanti, Suseel

  • Start Date: 20221026
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241226
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01773424
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-26
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 28 2021 7:24PM