In response to the increased frequency and intensity of natural and human-made disasters in recent years, many states are making preparations now to mitigate any potential disruptions to the public transportation system.
To ensure its road and railway assets will be able to return to normal quickly after a hurricane or other disaster, the Florida Department of Transportation considered past and projected maintenance activities and other factors in its research effort to quantify and measure the vulnerability of its surface transportation system.
By predicting how well the state’s infrastructure can withstand wind- and water-related hazards, the agency will be better positioned to plan and prioritize its resilience investments for years to come.
Read the research summary: Development of a Resilience Index for the Florida Surface Transportation System, October 2023.
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