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Strategic Planning: Massachusetts

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As the Massachusetts Port Authority develops its long range strategic plan over the next year, a key component of that effort will be how to protect Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston and waterfront real estate against long-term sea level rise, storm surges and intense weather events like Superstorm Sandy.

Boston: Massport Strategic Plan Will Explore Solutions to Impact of Rising Seas

As the Massachusetts Port Authority develops its long range strategic plan over the next year, a key component of that effort will be how to protect Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston and waterfront real estate against long-term sea level rise, storm surges and intense weather events like Superstorm Sandy.

Part one of the study will assess both the expected number and intensity of future storms and the vulnerability of Massport facilities. Both elements are required to understand the issue better in order to develop appropriate resolutions.

"Good work on looking at rising sea levels is already being done, and we want to work collaboratively with federal, state and local officials on this pressing issue,’’ said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. "Resiliency planning will be critical for Massport and the region to reduce the likelihood of damage from an event and will accelerate the recovery process when an event occurs.’’

The port authority is working with a strategic plan consultant to set program milestones, including a hazard assessment, a vulnerability assessment, an infrastructure and operational implementation plan and an estimated budget to institute recommendations.
 

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