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Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change

Global transportation infrastructure today is confronted with significant vulnerabilities, including the escalating threats of our changing climate. This series brought together distinguished experts to discuss challenges, opportunities, and fresh approaches related to these pressing issues.

To learn more, see our speaker videos, presentations, and related news:

Steve Winkelman

Director of Transportation and Adaptation Programs
Center for Clean Air Policy
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Event News:
Steve Winkelman on Transportation System Resilience: “Can We Get There from Here?”

Event PPT Presentation:
Can We Get There from Here?

Special introduction for the series kick-off by:

Gregory D. Winfree

Research and Innovative Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

Dr. Klaus H. Jacob

Special Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Adjunct Professor
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Tuesday, November 18, 2013

Event News:
How Are Agencies Making the Transportation System More Resilient?

Event PPT Presentation:
Pre-Sandy Modeling of Storm Surge Impact on the NYC Metro Region's Transportation Infrastructure, Validation by Sandy, and Post Sandy Resilience Issues

Susanne E. DesRoches, LEED AP BD+C

Assistant Chief, Resilience and Sustainability
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Event News:
How Are Agencies Making the Transportation System More Resilient?

Gregg Fleming

Director, Center for Environmental and Energy Systems
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Event News:
Progress in Reducing CO2 Emissions: Is It Enough?

Event PPT Presentation:
U.S. Initiatives to Reduce Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Dr. Kerry Emanuel

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

William Lyons

Principal Technical Advisor in Transportation Planning
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vinn White

Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Transportation
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dr. Jerry Melillo

Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus
The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The views of the presenters do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2018