Climate Change and Transportation: What Can We Do About Vulnerable Rail Lines?

The impacts of climate change and extreme weather is a growing issue of concern for transportation -particularly railroads. The CT Mirror recently ran a two-part series identifying the projected impacts on rail lines and stations in Connecticut. This ambitious piece presents perspectives from rail officials, municipal managers, state transportation departments, academic, and NGOs. The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience Tool is featured as a resources being used to determine flooding of tracks and stations and potential solutions across the entire state of Connecticut.

See related new stories in the CT Mirror:

Climate Change Threatens Connecticut’s Shoreline Rail

Climate Change Poses Risks For Amtrak’s Already Vulnerable Eastern Connecticut Rail Line

Banner photo courtesy of Bill Reidy