Assessing Vulnerability and Risk of Climate Change Effects on Transportation Infrastructure: Pilot of the Conceptual Model

This report provides a brief outline of a conceptual risk assessment model created and reviewed by US transportation agencies. "The goal of the Risk Assessment Model is to help transportation decision makers (particularly transportation planners, asset managers, and system operators) identify which assets (a) are most exposed to the threats from climate change and/or (b) could result in the most serious consequences as a result of those threats. Assets in this context refers primarily to infrastructure assets (such as bridges and roads), but could include other assets that benefit the transportation system such as a coastal wetland buffer."