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 brought some very innovative, original thinking to the project and to the issue that we were dealing with. They bring their own unique experiences and skills and a willingness to apply them to your needs and your issues.

Paul Ledesma
Cascadia offers a full suite of capabilities, skills, and problem-solving to help you optimize resource use, eliminate waste, and save money.
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