Weathering The Storm: Developing a Climate Change Adaptation Policy for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Kristin Leighty, Ellen Simon, Kyung-Ok Yi


For many Americans the impacts of climate change are either hypothetical futures or far-off problems. However, climate change is already impacting millions of Americans as they commute to work each day. In the Nation’s capital the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has already suffered as heat waves and severe weather damage equipment and reduce service. The transportation authority must take a comprehensive look at its infrastructure and adapt policies to mitigate the current and future risks to transportation services.

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