Caltrans, BATA Eye Climate Change Impact, Risk that Bridge Toll Plazas Could Be Underwater during Storms by 2050

East Bay Times reports, “By 2050, the toll plazas at three of the Bay Area’s four major bridges, including the Bay Bridge, could be underwater during severe storms,” and railroad tracks, airport runways and corporate campuses could also be threatened by the anticipated effects of climate change. According to the newspaper, “two nascent efforts are addressing these challenges and looking for solutions: A three-year $1.2 million study, funded by Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority will focus on the region’s transportation network, and a roughly 15-month, $4.6 million design competition funded by the Rockefeller Foundation will select 10 at-risk sites to implement solutions that lessen the impacts of climate change and rising tides.”