The peer exchange, held on November 6 and 7, 2017, sponsored an assembly of key DOT stakeholders to contribute to an important dialogue on resiliency and assist transportation stakeholders in resolving issues related to extreme weather and sea level rise preparedness, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting also provided practitioners the opportunity to build relationships, share experiences, learn from one another, and hear about the significant work completed over the last few years (independent State DOT studies, the FHWA pilot program, and work on engineering assessments, among others).
Leaders from numerous disciplines came together to address resiliency and establish a dialogue that other efforts would build upon in the future. In total, 60 attendees from 28 states and six agencies/organizations participated. There were five current and former CEOs, six assistant or deputy secretaries/chief engineers or chiefs (CIO, COO), one chief engineer, 12 other division/office directors and chiefs, along with managers and specialists. This event is part of an integrated, national effort to develop comprehensive materials that will help guide future processes, culminating in a series of documents and tools to be released at the end of 2018.
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