In the Toolkit --

Introduction

  • Guide to the Toolkit
  • Leagues in Action
  • I. Choosing a Role for Your League

    II. Grassroots Action Priorities

  • Climate Action
  • Price on Carbon
  • Our Children's Trust
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • III. Basics of Climate Change

    IV. Engaging Individuals

  • Communicating About Climate Change
  • Preparing for a Meeting on Climate Change
  • Engaging Groups in Your Community
  • V. Promoting Public Policy

  • Community Action Models
  • Organizing For Community Action
  • Tips for Building Grassroots Support
  • League Action on Climate Change
  • International Action
  • VI. Resources

    TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

    Climate change is projected to have far-reaching impacts on transportation networks and infrastructure. Rising sea levels, more extreme weather events, changes in precipitation, higher temperatures, and permafrost thawing are among the climate changes that will challenge the country's transportation systems.

    All regions and modes of transportation will be affected, but coastal areas are particularly vulnerable. Nearly half the U.S. population lives within fifty miles of the coast, and a large portion of our transportation infrastructure is located in coastal zones. The risk is particularly acute for Gulf Coast communities that sit on subsiding land -- where local land elevation is sinking relative to sea level.

    Five types of climate impacts are likely to be the most significant for U.S. transportation systems.

      Adaptive solutions fall into four broad categories --

    WHAT LEAGUES CAN DO TO HELP THEIR COMMUNITIES MANAGE CLIMATE IMPACTS ON TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

    Start by reviewing the general information about What Your League Can Do To Promote Climate Preparedness In Your Community.

    Information gathering suggestions --

    Examples of programs and initiatives to improve resiliency to climate impacts on transportation systems --

    RESOURCES

    Last updated: 6/4/2014