AASHTO Alternate - Shannon Eggleston
Technical Committee 1.3, which is focused on Climate Change and Sustainability, has met twice in 2013. The first meeting was in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in April 2013. The main focus of the meeting was to finalize surveys to solicit information to be used in the final reports. Technical committee 1.3 has divided its work into three main areas: (1) Boundary Conditions for Transport Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; (2) Tools for Understanding Climate Change Mitigation; and (3) Appraisal of Sustainability of Transport Infrastructure Plans. Working groups developed surveys for each area. Over the course of the summer 2013, the surveys were translated and distributed, and the working groups began to collect information. The technical committee scheduled a second meeting this year in Seoul, Korea, on October 30th to 31st (going on now). A principal discussion at the meeting was the progress of the surveys. Each of the working groups reported a significant number of responses, but with some gaps (including limited responses from developing countries). The working groups will continue to solicit responses for a short while longer, and then begin analyzing the information to develop reports.