Our choices for how we travel have a lasting impact on the climate where we live, work, and play. In episode 23 of DOT’s Along the Lines that aired on January 18, host Rich Andreski and his guests from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) and CIRCA discuss the importance of making our vital public transportation systems more resilient to climate change.
DOT staff and CIRCA’s Director of Resilience Planning, John Truscinski join a roundtable discussion about the vulnerability of transportation and how decisions of greener commuting choices can help combat climate change. John describes how the frequency of flooding is increasing in areas previously flooded and the importance of incentivizing development and infrastructure in areas that have historically been “high and dry” on the coast. DOT staff describe how they hope to weave sustainability and resiliency into the agency’s culture and approach.