Sustainable Highways Initiative

FHWA Sustainability Events at TRB

You are cordially invited to join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the following sustainability-related events at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
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Booth: INVEST Self-Evaluation Tool and Sustainable Highways Initiative

Sunday, January 13, 4:00pm-7:00pm; Monday, January 14, 9:30am-4:00pm; Tuesday, January 15, 9:30am-4:00pm; Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Exhibit Hall

Visit our booth to learn about the INVEST 1.0 sustainability tool and the Sustainable Highways Initiative, which facilitate balanced decision-making among environmental, economic, and social values—the triple bottom line of sustainability. Also, find out more about FHWA efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and improve the resilience of transportation infrastructure to climate change and extreme weather.

INVEST 1.0 Demo and Brownbag

Two opportunities: Monday, January 14, 12:30pm-1:30pm & Wednesday, January 16, 12:30pm-1:30pm Marriott Wardman Tower, Room 4300

Join us for a demonstration and discussion of INVEST 1.0 (Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool). FHWA developed this voluntary self-assessment tool to help DOTs, MPOs, and others integrate sustainability into their programs and projects. The tool was piloted at agencies across the country last year and FHWA is now seeking deployment sites. Please bring your own lunch.

Session 390: Making Transportation More Resilient to Climate Change: New Approaches to Assessing Vulnerability and Integrating Climate Change into Project Development

Monday, January 14, 3:45pm-5:30pm; Hilton, Georgetown West

Transportation agencies across the country are grappling with how to address the significant threats of climate change. Tools and approaches that can be used to assess infrastructure vulnerability to effects of climate change and evaluate adaptation options are presented.

Workshop 195: Understanding the Impact of Deployment Best Practices to Reduce Petroleum, Clean the Air, and Mitigate Climate Change in the Transportation Sector

Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:30pm-4:30pm; Hilton, Jefferson East

This joint workshop given by the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Energy considers the work of DOE's Clean Cities local coalitions and their fleet stakeholders and State department of transportation efforts to increase the use of advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels.

Session 676: Estimating Flood Flows in a World of Climate Change and Nonstationarity

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 7:30pm-9:30pm; Shoreham, Empire

Almost all hydrologic methods rely directly or indirectly on measurements of historical precipitation or flow based on the assumption that past behavior is valid in predicting future events. This assumption of stationarity is now being challenged and few techniques are available for adapting current methods to account for nonstationarity, including the potential effects of climate change.