TRS: Developing Transportation System Climate Resilience Performance Measures

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 17:45

Climate change is exacerbating weather-related impacts on the transportation system. As floods, droughts, wildfires and other extreme weather events become more common and destructive, transportation infrastructure will need to adapt to become more resilient. To better understand how climate change will impact Minnesota’s transportation system and to identify areas of high risk in the state, MnDOT is seeking to develop a new strategy that measures and tracks a range of climate resiliency-related variables. This Transportation Research Synthesis presents the findings of a survey of state transportation agencies about the performance measures and practices implemented to monitor the agencies’ climate resilience efforts. Supplementing these findings are case studies of selected state departments of transportation and resources obtained through a literature search. This synthesis is available from the Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Research and Innovation web site at


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