The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and its partners are integrating climate change adaptation goals into the transportation decision making process and looking to minimize the impacts of extreme weather events and sea level rise on the regional transportation network.
The Broward MPO hosted All-Hazards Recovery Training, an FTA-sponsored program, on March 5-6, 2018.
9 AICP Credits available.
The purpose of this training was to equip the region to develop a comprehensive emergency recovery plan that maximizes the use of transit, social media, TDM strategies, and ITS technologies.
- South Florida Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Pilot Project Final Report (April 2015)
- Vulnerability Appendix
- Appendix A - Regional Ranking
- Appendix B - Jurisdiction Ranking
- Appendix C- Sea Level Rise Scenario Ranking
- Broward County Climate Action Plan: Local Strategy to Address Global Climate Change- Approved Jan. 2016
- Extreme Weather and Climate Change Risk to the Transportation System in Broward County, Florida, September 2016, Final Report- Draft
The Broward MPO administered the South Florida Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Pilot Project.
The Pilot Project covers the four counties and three MPOs in the South Florida area. The purpose of the Pilot Project is to determine the impact of extreme weather on the area's regional transportation network based on the following stressors: sea level rise, storm surge, and precipitation induced flooding. The focus of the Pilot Project is to develop a consistent methodology for integrating vulnerability into the MPO transportation decision making process. A second phase to this project will apply the climate change stressors to county and local roadways within the Broward region. The analysis will result in the identification of vulnerable facilities and methods for treatment of the roadways in areas that might be impacted by these stressors. Planning level cost estimates for these treatments and recommended strategic approaches to help the decision-makers determine where transportation investments make sense will also be provided in the second phase. The South Florida Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Pilot Project results was endorsed by the MPO Board on March 12, 2015 and approved by Federal Highway Administration on September 29, 2015.
On December 11, 2014, the Broward MPO authorized the funding of the second phase of the South Florida Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaption Pilot Project. The second phase, known as the Extreme Weather and Climate Change Risk to the Transportation System in Broward County, Florida Study, addressed the Broward Region’s local/county level needs, building upon the work of the initial Pilot Project. The analysis resulted in the identification of vulnerable facilities and methods for treatment of the roadways in areas that might be impacted by sea level rise, storm surge, and precipitation induced flooding stressors. This second phase project applied the climate change stressors to county and local roadways classified as collectors and above within the Broward region. This effort included an assessment of the locations and elevations of significant roadways and bridges throughout Broward as compared to current and future flood levels. The future flood levels include sea level rise values as identified and agreed upon by the Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact. This study has helped to provide an overview of the risks to the transportation system and should help guide policies and investments to ensure that any decisions made today consider those future risks. This phase was approved by the MPO board on October 13, 2016.
Broward County Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Program Webpage
To view the Broward County Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Program webpage, please visit: http://Broward.org/climate
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Please contact Buffy Sanders II at email@example.com or (954) 876-0046 to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.