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2015: Critical Transportation Assets and Their Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

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The objective of this study was to understand the impact of sea level rise on the transportation network in Barnstable County (Cape Cod, Massachusetts). Public transportation assets in each mode (air, highway, sea, transit and rail) were examined to determine whether the asset was critical to the network and/or the community and to assess the asset’s vulnerability to sea level rise.

The study involved several activities: (1) developing online maps; (2) measuring criticality with stakeholders; (3) measuring vulnerability to sea level rise; and, (4) generating a list of transportation assets that are both critical to the modal system and vulnerable to sea level rise.

 
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