State agencies and businesses have been improving the resilience of transportation systems to climate change and extreme weather impacts. TRB hosted a webinar on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will highlight emerging evidence-based best practices on resilience planning and projects, resilient recovery, and resilience processes and programs. Presenters focused on understanding vulnerability and improving resilience to climate change and extreme weather events impacting all modes of transportation. Presenters also shared efforts to integrate resilience in other aspects of the transportation sector, including design, engineering, planning, asset management, operations, maintenance, emergency management, and communications.
This webinar supported TRB’s Transportation Resilience 2023 conference that will be held November 13-15, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Adaptation.
Webinar agenda and presenters
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) resilience program and projects reducing climate change and extreme weather impacts – Joshua DeFlorio, PANYNJ
U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) resilience and climate change programs, new risk and resilience coalition – Heather Holsinger, U.S. DOT
TRB’s Transportation Resilience 2023 conference – Mark Abkowitz, Vanderbilt University
Question and answer session moderated by Steve Olmsted, Arizona Department of Transportation
The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants can:
Prioritize and evaluate new methods and their performance on resilience investments
Share approaches for integrating climate resilience into agency processes, design standards, and standards of practice
Develop common understanding of transportation resilience concepts and state of practice
Professional Development Hours
This webinar was delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the RCEP.net online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits
This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA.