GTC's work assessing the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure to natural and man-made hazards was featured in a national report commissioned by the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) in Washington, D.C.
The report looked at how transportation agencies across the country address resilience in their planning efforts to protect infrastructure against major natural and man-made hazards. Specifically, it describes how resiliency planning efforts are organized, understood, and implemented within different agencies’ core functions and services
GTC was chosen as an example of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that implemented a resiliency planning initiative using the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Vulnerability Assessment Framework. GTC initiated a project to develop the first region-wide transportation infrastructure vulnerability assessment for the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region and NCHRP included it as a case study. Completed in June 2016, it was a collaborative effort among transportation owners and transit operators, planning, law enforcement, and emergency management stakeholders to identify hazard vulnerabilities and prioritize transportation infrastructure investments in projects that help increase the region’s resilience.
Links to more information:
- Full Report: The Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Critical Transportation Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment
- FHWA Case Study Published May 2017 FHWA-HEP-17 -002 https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/sustainability/resilience/case_studies/genesee/index.cfm
- Full NCHRP research project on the TRB website. Posted June 2018 http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/177737.aspx