|I am giving this
presentation on behalf of Laurie Radow of FHWA’s Office of Operations. Laurie also asked me to convey how much she
truly wanted to be here because both Lou and Matt contributed in the
development of this FHWA effort.
|Today, I will
discuss the major challenge to agencies is how to plan for operations in an
uncertain future or more specifically as part of climate change and
adaptation in a fiscally responsible manner. Last year in late March, both
Matt and Laurie with others participated in a meeting that ITS America
organized with the Mansfield Foundation.
|In large part, the
initial thinking that is the basis of this presentation is a meeting that ITS
America organized with the Mansfield Foundation. The focus of that presentation was to have
the attendees understand the frequency with which disasters occur, and in the
long run what that means for transportation operations.