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Getting on the Right Track: Real-world Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

The Federal Transit Administration will hold a free workshop on climate change adaption on March 21-22 in Arlington, Va. "Getting on the Right Track:  Real-world Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation" will be held 1310 North Courthouse Rd, Suite 600, Arlington, Va.

This effort is part of FTA’s climate adaptation initiative, which includes the Jan. 17 Center for Transit-Oriented Development webinar "TOD and Climate Change Webinar."

The draft agenda for the FTA workshop is online here.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Interactive exercises
  • GIS tools
  • Breakouts by discipline
  • Presentations from engineers, climate scientists, planners
  • Discussions with representatives of climate adaptation pilot projects

Highlighted Speakers:

  • Therese McMillan, Deputy Administrator, FTA
  • Jeffrey Knueppel, Chief Engineer and Assistant General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • Harriet Tregoning, Director of the Washington DC Office of Planning
  • Dr. David Major, Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research
  • David Springstead, Senior Director of Engineering & Development, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Workshop Objectives:

  • Share analytical methods and tools for climate adaptation;
  • Shape ongoing and future transit adaptation assessments by determining successful approaches;
  • Develop strategies for mainstreaming climate considerations into transit agency processes such as operations, maintenance, emergency management, capital planning, long term transportation planning, and environmental management systems;
  • Gather transit industry input into FTA climate adaptation planning.

Who should attend:

Representatives of public transportation agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation; public transportation professionals from the broad range of fields impacted – engineering, planning, safety, emergency management, operations, sustainability, etc.

Sign up here.