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CCBJ Vol IX No 10-12: Climate Change Markets in Transportation

While the Trump Administration will likely cut federal funding for research into climate impacts on transportation systems, others like state DOTs, regional MPOs and local governments will continue to incorporate climate risks into planning, design and O&M of transport infrastructure. Ironically, Trump may indirectly support adaptation if his promised infrastructure bill passes, since designing for sea level rise and other climate impacts has become common practice. The climate change consulting market for transport agencies is dynamic, especially in coastal regions, and still in its early phases. Highly vulnerable states like New York, Virginia and Florida are just beginning to map out what will be decades-long adaptation strategies. DOT officials in Inland "red" states like Idaho know they're not immune, and projects described here show how consultants help states assess vulnerabilities and prioritize assets for upgrading.

Table of Contents

01.CH2M designs for future climate, advocates regional 8

02.Michael Baker builds resiliency business on its long flood risk analysis 11

03.CDM Smith builds bus rapid transit practice, brings resilience to asset 14

04.Boutique consultancy Re:focus debuts online “atlas” for resilient 16

05.Amec Foster Wheeler sees opportunity for meteorological services in extreme 19

06.Mid-sized engineering firm R.V. Anderson takes leadership in asset management for 22

07.WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff uses risk-based approach to prioritize adaptation investments in 23

08.Ports tackle GHGs and climate risks while responding to local environmental concerns and getting ready for larger "Post-Panamax" ships. Insights from Acclimatise, Kennedy Jenks and Ramboll 26

09.Airports use energy efficiency and renewable energy to cut GHGs, build resiliency into master plans. Mead Hunt and ICF discuss strategies and 32



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