In reviewing proposals for transportation research programs as part of reauthorizing the federal surface transportation program, the Transportation Research Board recognized a gap: no proposals explicitly addressed research to mitigate GHG emissions and energy consumption attributable to passenger and freight travel or to adapt to climate change. A Transportation Research Program for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Conserving Energy is the product of a study to suggest research programs to fill this and other perceived gaps.
Specifically, this book identifies research needs with regard to policies and strategies relating to the use of the transportation system and to assist infrastructure owners in adapting to climate change; focuses on research programs that could provide guidance to officials at all levels responsible for policies that affect the use of surface transportation infrastructure and its operation, maintenance, and construction; and aims to help officials begin to adapt the infrastructure to climate changes that are already occurring or that are expected to occur in the next several decades.
Table of Contents
|2 Existing Transportation Research Programs Addressing Climate Change and Energy Conservation||11-26|
|3 Mitigation Research to Inform Policy and Practice||27-66|
|4 Adaptation Research and Development||67-78|
|5 Estimated Research Program Cost and Criteria for Effective Management||79-92|
|Appendix A Pricing Road Use for Mitigation and Revenue||93-110|
|Appendix B Data Gaps||111-116|
|Study Committee Biographical Information||117-120|
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