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2 | Climate change risk and resilience in public transit

About this session

The effects of climate change are worsening. 

Public transit operators worldwide are increasingly being impacted by events such as floods, wildfires and extreme temperatures. Climate change considerations are becoming an integral part of infrastructure planning. 

In this InfraSight session, CPCS advisors Elizabeth Drake and Nick Roberts explore the key climate change risks facing urban rail and bus systems. They also highlight the approaches being used by owners and operators to adapt and plan for such risks.

Watch this session to learn:

  • The top climate change trends affecting the public transit sector (rail and bus)
  • How these trends translate into risks for owners and operators
  • How infrastructure owners and operators are adapting to such risks

Meet the experts

Elizabeth Drake

Elizabeth is a Principal Consultant and oversees climate change advisory work at CPCS. She has almost 20 years of consulting experience in the transportation and infrastructure sectors, covering projects related to freight and passenger transport strategy and planning, decarbonization and e-mobility, infrastructure governance and financing.

Nick Roberts

Nick is a senior consultant specializing in transportation and infrastructure. At CPCS, he’s worked on sustainable-focused projects with cities, municipalities, and transit agencies across Canada. Nick has supported many clients in the transition to lower carbon emission technologies, particularly for fleet transition. 

Read his bio

About this session

The effects of climate change are worsening. 

Public transit operators worldwide are increasingly being impacted by events such as floods, wildfires and extreme temperatures. Climate change considerations are becoming an integral part of infrastructure planning. 

In this InfraSight session, CPCS advisors Elizabeth Drake and Nick Roberts explore the key climate change risks facing urban rail and bus systems. They also highlight the approaches being used by owners and operators to adapt and plan for such risks.

Watch this session to learn:

  • The top climate change trends affecting the public transit sector (rail and bus)
  • How these trends translate into risks for owners and operators
  • How infrastructure owners and operators are adapting to such risks

Meet the experts

Elizabeth Drake

Elizabeth is a Principal Consultant and oversees climate change advisory work at CPCS. She has almost 20 years of consulting experience in the transportation and infrastructure sectors, covering projects related to freight and passenger transport strategy and planning, decarbonization and e-mobility, infrastructure governance and financing.

Nick Roberts

Nick is a senior consultant specializing in transportation and infrastructure. At CPCS, he’s worked on sustainable-focused projects with cities, municipalities, and transit agencies across Canada. Nick has supported many clients in the transition to lower carbon emission technologies, particularly for fleet transition. 

Read his bio