Climate Risk Assessment

Location: Washington


Sound Transit plans, builds, and operates a range of commuter transit services in the densely populated Puget Sound corridor—home to over 3.6 million residents. Cascadia is working with Sound Transit to assess, prioritize, and implement adaptation strategies to address climate impacts on its infrastructure systems, from heat-induced rail buckling of rail tracks to increased flooding at transit stations. We began in 2014, conducting market research, developing climate adaptation targets and metrics, and facilitating staff workshops to prioritize adaptation options for the agency’s Sustainability Plan. Building on this assessment, Cascadia and Sound Transit are working together to implement the adaptation measures that were chosen. 

Cascadia was very open to listening to what we had to say. They were responsive to the things that we wanted to emphasize. They put out a good project—a polished, well thought-out product.”

Jim Stevens
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