Climate change is causing more extreme weather events and temperature fluctuations that have an impact on our region's infrastructure. Record low temperatures and wind chills across the Chicago area this week tested the region's transportation network. Transit providers operated reduced schedules and advised passengers of possible delays, while still providing a vital service for many.
ON TO 2050 recommends improving the resilience of the transportation network to weather events and climate change with strategies that include adapting vulnerable transportation infrastructure to be more responsive to weather events and improving the operational response to those events to ensure mobility. Read more about this week's winter weather and its impact on infrastructure in the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, New York Times, and Washington Post.
Those who want to learn more about climate change and how to effectively integrate it into decision making can attend a two-day training academy offered by The Association of Climate Change Officers on February 25 and 26 at the Illini Center (200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago). These workshops are co-presented by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Cook County, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and the Greenest Region Compact. Use the promo code MPC-2018 for 20 percent off the registration fee.