The Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Project seeks to gain a comprehensive understanding of the vulnerabilities and interdependencies of regional airport and infrastructure systems, and their role in the Bay Area’s social, economic, and physical recovery from a disaster. Read more.
This study builds upon a 2000 ABAG report, entitled Don’t Wing It, which examined the role of airports in disaster response, but found that greater examination was needed around long-term recovery. Bay Area airports serve as an international gateway for business and leisure travelers and cargo shipments and serve as major contributors to our regional economy. Air transportation, while a small segment of the Bay Area’s transportation system, plays a key role in disaster response and recovery activities. To date most transportation disaster planning has focused on restoration of the surface transportation systems (roadways and transit). Little has been done to plan for the restoration of the Bay Area’s airport system or understand the role it plays in disaster response and recovery efforts.
- Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Interdependency Study, November 2014.
- Airport Liquefaction Susceptibility Analysis Report, May 2013
- Oakland Airport Focus Area Shoreline Resilience Planning (in partnership with BCDC and the Adapting to Rising Tides project).
- Role of Airports in Regional Disaster Response and Recovery, in review
The Airport Liquefaction Susceptibility Analysis and Role of Airports in Regional Disaster Response and Recovery reports have been completed. Please submit feedback here by 5 pm Friday, May 3. The Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Project is currently conducting the Sub-Regional Vulnerabilities and Interdependencies study and Oakland Focus Area Shoreline Resilience Planning partnership. The project will run from July 2012 through June 2014.
Past meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Presentations
- July 27, 2012 – Advisory Committee
- October 25, 2012 – Advisory Committee
- May 23, 2013 – Special Meeting