Academic Field

Environmental and Earth Sciences, Study, Engineering

Faculty Mentor Name

Ryan Taylor

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This project compares state-level Department of Transportation climate policies across all 48 contiguous states. The purpose is to show where there are gaps in transportation climate change policies and illuminate which states are strong leaders in reforming transportation departments to increase their resilience. Each state's polices are categorized into three groups of outputs: tangible projects, future policy plans, and federal workshops for individual states. Each grouping has been weighted and combined using Geographic Information Systems. Regional and political trends underlying agency responsiveness are discussed.

Keywords

transportation, climate change, state policy

Start Date

10-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 2:45 PM

Location

SERC House of Fields

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Apr 10th, 2:00 PM Apr 10th, 2:45 PM

Statewide Department of Transportation Response to Climate Change Policies

SERC House of Fields

This project compares state-level Department of Transportation climate policies across all 48 contiguous states. The purpose is to show where there are gaps in transportation climate change policies and illuminate which states are strong leaders in reforming transportation departments to increase their resilience. Each state's polices are categorized into three groups of outputs: tangible projects, future policy plans, and federal workshops for individual states. Each grouping has been weighted and combined using Geographic Information Systems. Regional and political trends underlying agency responsiveness are discussed.