APPENDIX D
Conference Agenda and Participants

Conference on Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Transportation


Transportation Research Board

Division on Earth and Life Studies

National Research Council of the National Academies


Lecture Room

National Academy of Sciences Building

2100 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

October 12, 2006

AGENDA

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Welcome, Overview of the Agenda, and Introduction to Paper Presentations

Henry G. Schwartz, Jr., Committee Chair

8:45–9:45 a.m.

Current State of Knowledge on Climate Change and Implications for Transportation

Thomas R. Karl, moderator, committee member

David J. Karoly, University of Oklahoma, presenter and discussant

Thomas C. Peterson, Marjorie McGuirk, Tamara Houston, Andrew H. Horvitz, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, paper authors

General Discussion



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APPENDIX D Conference Agenda and Participants Conference on Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Transportation Transportation Research Board Division on Earth and Life Studies National Research Council of the National Academies Lecture Room National Academy of Sciences Building 2100 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. October 12, 2006 AGENDA 8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome, Overview of the Agenda, and Introduction to Paper Presentations Henry G. Schwartz, Jr., Committee Chair 8:45–9:45 a.m. Current State of Knowledge on Climate Change and Implications for Transportation Thomas R. Karl, moderator, committee member David J. Karoly, University of Oklahoma, presenter and discussant Thomas C. Peterson, Marjorie McGuirk, Tamara Houston, Andrew H. Horvitz, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, paper authors General Discussion 268

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Conference Agenda and Participants 269 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Adaptive Responses to Climate Change 9:45–11:00 a.m. Reexamination of the Role of Transportation Design Standards in Light of Potential Impacts from Climate Change Klaus H. Jacob, moderator, committee member Jonathan L. Gifford, George Mason University, presenter and discussant Michael D. Meyer, Georgia Institute of Technology, paper author General Discussion 11:00–11:15 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Operational Strategies to Address Climate Change Alan C. Clark, moderator, committee member Michael M. Ryan, H. W. Lochner, Inc., presenter and discussant Stephen C. Lockwood, Parsons Brinckerhoff, paper author General Discussion 12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch break 1:30–2:45 p.m. Case Study of the Transportation Sector’s Response to and Recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita George C. Eads, moderator, committee member Michael S. Bronzini, George Mason University, presenter and discussant Lance R. Grenzeback and Andrew Lukmann, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., paper authors General Discussion 2:45–3:00 p.m. Break

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270 Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation 3:00–4:15 p.m. Survey on Approaches to Decision Making Under Uncertainty Robert J. Lempert, moderator, committee member Paul S. Fischbeck, Carnegie Mellon University, presenter and discussant James A. Dewar and Martin Wachs, paper authors General Discussion 4:15–5:00 p.m. Rapporteurs’ Report and General Discussion Henry G. Schwartz, Jr., moderator, Committee Chair Michael C. MacCracken, Climate Institute Thomas B. Deen, Transportation Research Board (retired) 5:00 p.m. Adjourn CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS Roemer Alfelor Virginia Burkett Federal Highway Administration U.S. Geological Survey William Anderson David Connell Boston University Union Pacific Railroad Vicki Arroyo Billy Connor Pew Center on Global Climate University of Alaska, Fairbanks Change Mark Crowell Mitchell Baer Federal Emergency Management U.S. Department of Energy Administration Anjuli Bamzai Robert Dalrymple U.S. Department of Energy Johns Hopkins University

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Conference Agenda and Participants 271 John Davies Lourdes Maurice U.S. Environmental Protection Federal Aviation Administration Agency Carol Murray Robert Dean New Hampshire Department of University of Florida Transportation Brigid DeCoursey Gummada Murthy Office of the Secretary Virginia Department of U.S. Department of Transportation Transportation Kevin Eckerle Richard Nelson U.S. Senate Committee on Nevada Department of Commerce, Science, and Transportation Transportation Subcommittee on Climate Change George Newton and Impacts U.S. Arctic Research Commission Gary Feuerberg J. Rolf Olsen Research and Innovative Institute for Water Resources Technology Administration U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gary Gallegos Harold Paul San Diego Association of Louisiana Transportation Research Governments Center Mohan Gupta William Petak Federal Aviation Administration University of Southern California David Henderson Craig Philip North Carolina Department of Ingram Barge Company Transportation Britt Poole Robert Kafalenos ICF International, Inc. Federal Highway Administration Joanne Potter David Knight Cambridge Systematics, Inc. Great Lakes Commission

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272 Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation Ananth Prasad Mark Stehly Florida Department of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Transportation Railway Stuart Price Laura Steinberg RSVP Communications Tulane University David Robinson Anne Sudar Rutgers University Institute for Water Resources U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Craig Rockey Association of American Railroads Megumi Sumitani Seattle Office of City Auditor Adam Rose Pennsylvania State University Victoria Sutton Research and Innovative Eric Salathe Technology Administration University of Washington Anthony Taormina Michael Savonis Port of Hueneme Federal Highway Administration Kevin Wright Leland Smithson ICF International, Inc. American Association of State Highway and Transportation John Zamurs Officials New York State Department of Transportation Richard Somerville Scripps Institution of Rae Zimmerman Oceanography New York University Marty Spitzer Jeffrey Zupan U.S. House of Representatives Regional Plan Association Committee on Science Subcommittee on the Environment, Technology, and Standards