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Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems Book
Author : Michael A.P. Taylor
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-09-29
ISBN : 0128166479
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems examines the international state of knowledge on climate change and weather and their potential impacts on the planning, design and serviceability of transportation networks. The book describes alternative frameworks for adapting to climate change in the planning, provision and management of transportation systems. It discusses methods and models for including climate and weather factors in planning and design for use in transportation asset systems under risk and uncertainty. Giving specific attention to road, rail, ports and harbors, the book provides users with the tools they need in decision-making approaches where there is uncertainty. Examines the impact of climate change and extreme weather on the performance and serviceability of transportation assets Explores the issues, methods, frameworks, models and techniques for assessing transportation systems' performance, including considerations for climate and the environment Provides case studies from around the world to illustrate methods, covering a wide range of climatic conditions, considerations and approaches for transportation planners

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure Book
Author : U.s. Department of Transportation,Federal Administration
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-02-07
ISBN : 9781507886182
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Facility managers, transportation planners, and elected officials are increasingly concerned about the resilience of transportation infrastructure to a range of threats, including the threats posed by climate change and extreme weather. However, the information and tools necessary to understand, evaluate, and rank vulnerabilities remains scarce. This is particularly true as it relates to specific facilities and the assets that constitute a facility; even more scarce is information and data regarding adaptation (i.e., risk mitigation) measures, their efficacy in reducing risks, and the returns on investment that might be expected if adaptation strategies are adopted. Because many assets (e.g., rail lines, bridges, and piers) are expected to provide service for 100 years or longer, consideration of medium, and long-term climate threats is essential to ensuring safe and effective transportation services at all levels of authority (i.e., federal, state, county, and municipal) and for both publicly and privately managed assets. Acknowledging the importance of establishing systematic, transferrable approaches for assessing and addressing vulnerability to climate and weather risks, the USDOT's Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting commissioned a comprehensive, multiphase study of climate change impacts on transportation in the Central Gulf Coast region. This study is the first such study of its magnitude in the United States and represents an important benchmark in the understanding of what constitutes an effective transportation system adaptation effort. The Gulf Coast region was selected as the focal point due to its dense population and complex network of transportation infrastructure, as well as its critical economic role in the import and export of oil, gas, and other goods. The Gulf Coast Study includes two phases: Phase 1 – investigated potential climate change risks and impacts on coastal ports, road, air, rail, and public transit systems. The study assessed likely changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, sea level rise, and increasing severity and frequency of tropical storms. Phase 1 then explored how these changes could impact transportation systems. Phase 2 – The purpose of Phase 2 is to provide a more detailed assessment of the vulnerability of the most critical components of the transportation system to weather events and long-term changes in climate. This work is being conducted on a single metropolitan area, the Mobile, Alabama region, with the intention of making the processes used in the study replicable to other areas.

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure Book
Author : U. S. Department Transportation,Federal Administration
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-02-07
ISBN : 9781507885727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The U.S. Department of Transportation conducted a comprehensive, multi-phase study of the Central Gulf Coast region to better understand climate change impacts on transportation infrastructure and identify potential adaptation strategies. This region is home to a complex multimodal network of transportation infrastructure, and it plays a critical economic role in the import and export of oil and gas, agricultural products, and other goods. Phase 1 of this Gulf Coast Study examined the impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure at a regional scale. Phase 2 focused on a smaller region, enhancing regional decision makers' ability to understand potential impacts on specific components of infrastructure and to evaluate adaptation options. An important goal of Phase 2 was to develop methodologies that could be used by other transportation agencies to evaluate vulnerability and adaptation measures. With that goal in mind, the project team developed transferrable methodologies and pilot tested them on the transportation system in Mobile, Alabama. This study evaluated the impacts on six transportation modes (highways, ports, airports, rails, transit, and pipelines) from projected changes in temperature and precipitation, sea level rise, and the storm surges and winds associated with more intense storms. The project resulted in findings in Mobile's transportation vulnerability, as well as approaches for using climate data in transportation vulnerability assessments, methods for evaluating vulnerability and adaptation options, and tools and resources that will assist other agencies in conducting similar work.

Climate Change Adaptation for Pavements

Climate Change Adaptation for Pavements Book
Author : United States. Federal Highway Administration
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change can and is producing a wide array of impacts that affect infrastructure on a broad scale. An infrastructure asset's vulnerability to climate change is highly context sensitive, with its location and the adaptive capacity of local businesses, governments, and communities all being influential (EC 2013). Much has been written generally about climate change and its impacts on transportation systems, and literature is now emerging on how climate change specifically affects pavement systems and what adaptation strategies might be pursued. However, at the level of pavement systems, the state of the practice is largely limited to general observations and is lacking with regards to specific adaptation strategies. This Tech Brief provides an overview of climate change and pavement-specific impacts, and then addresses specific pavement adaptation strategies that can be implemented now and in the future.

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure Book
Author : U. S. Department Transportation,Federal Administration
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-02-08
ISBN : 9781507885932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting is conducting a comprehensive, multi-phase study of climate change impacts on transportation in the Central Gulf Coast region. This study, formally known as Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast Study, is the first such study of its magnitude in the United States and thus represents an important benchmark in our understanding of what constitutes an effective transportation system adaptation planning effort. This report presents the findings of the first task of Phase 2 of this study-identifying critical transportation assets. While confidence in global climate change projections has been steadily increasing over recent years, investigations into the potential impacts of projected changes on a regional scale have been scarce. The exact risks that climate change poses to transportation systems are not yet well known. As many of the nation's infrastructure components, such as rail lines, highways, bridges, and ports, are expected to last for up to 100 years, it is important that their design and long-term operations consider factors that could affect their resilience and effectiveness over their life span, such as changing environmental conditions due to climate change. The Gulf Coast Study was initiated to better understand climate change impacts on transportation infrastructure and to identify potential adaptation strategies. This study area was selected as the study's focal point due to its dense population and complex network of transportation infrastructure, as well as its critical economic role in the import and export of oil, gas, and other goods. The Gulf Coast Study includes two phases: Phase 1 - The study assessed likely changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, sea level rise, and increasing severity and frequency of tropical storms. Phase 1 then explored how these changes could impact transportation systems. Phase 2 - The purpose of Phase 2 is to provide a more detailed assessment of the vulnerability of the most critical components of the transportation system to weather events and long-term changes in climate. This work is being conducted on a single metropolitan area-the Mobile, AL region -with the intention of making the processes used in the study replicable to other areas.

ITF Research Reports Adapting Transport to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Implications for Infrastructure Owners and Network Managers

ITF Research Reports Adapting Transport to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Implications for Infrastructure Owners and Network Managers Book
Author : International Transport Forum
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2016-12-15
ISBN : 9282108074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report addresses the fundamental challenges that climate change poses to infrastructure owners, who face two major challenges. First, they must ensure continued asset performance under sometimes significantly modified climate conditions that may decrease the present value of their networks ...

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure Book
Author : U.s. Department of Transportation,Federal Administration
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-02-07
ISBN : 9781507886137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite increasing confidence in global climate change projections in recent years, projections of climate effects at local scales remain scarce. Location-specific risks to transportation systems imposed by changes in climate are not yet well known. However, consideration of these long-term factors is highly relevant for infrastructure components, such as rail lines, highways, bridges, and ports, that are expected to provide service for up many years. To better understand climate change impacts on transportation infrastructure and to identify potential adaptation strategies, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting is conducting a comprehensive, multiphase study of climate change impacts on transportation in the Central Gulf Coast region. This study, formally known as Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast Study, is the first such study of its magnitude in the United States and represents an important benchmark in the understanding of what constitutes an effective transportation system adaptation planning effort. The Gulf Coast region was selected as the focal point due to its dense population and complex network of transportation infrastructure, as well as its critical economic role in the import and export of oil, gas, and other goods. The study is funded by the U.S. DOT Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting and managed by FHWA. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has provided support for much of the climate science work. The Gulf Coast Study includes two phases: Phase 1— The study assessed likely changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, sea level rise, and increasing severity and frequency of tropical storms. Phase 1 then explored how these changes could impact transportation systems. Phase 2 — The purpose of Phase 2 is to provide a more detailed assessment of the vulnerability of the most critical components of the transportation system to weather events and long-term changes in climate. This work is being conducted on a single metropolitan area—the Mobile, AL region —with the intention of making the processes used in the study replicable to other areas.

Adapting to the Impacts Posed by Climate Change on Transportation Systems

Adapting to the Impacts Posed by Climate Change on Transportation Systems Book
Author : T. Wang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Adapting to the Impacts Posed by Climate Change on Transportation Systems book written by T. Wang, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure Book
Author : U.s. Department of Transportation,Federal Administration
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-02-07
ISBN : 9781507886045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite increasing confidence in global climate change projections in recent years, projections of climate effects at local scales remains scarce. Location-specific risks to transportation systems imposed by changes in climate are not yet well known. However, consideration of these long-term factors are highly relevant for infrastructure components, such as rail lines, highways, bridges, and ports, that are expected to provide service for up to 100 years. To better understand climate change impacts on transportation infrastructure and to identify potential adaptation strategies, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is conducting a comprehensive multiphase study of climate change impacts in the Central Gulf Coast region. This region was selected as the study's focal point due to its dense population and complex network of transportation infrastructure, as well as its critical economic role in the import and export of oil, gas, and other goods. The study is funded by the USDOT Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting and managed by FHWA. The Gulf Coast Study has two distinct study periods: Phase 1 (2003 to 2008) examined the impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure at a regional scale; and Phase 2 is focusing on a smaller region, enhancing regional decision makers' ability to understand potential impacts on specific critical components of infrastructure, and to start evaluating adaptation options. This report, the Task 2 report, lays the climate data foundation upon which a vulnerability assessment will be conducted in the next task. In future steps of the project, a vulnerability screen will be conducted along with an assessment of the highly critical assets identified previously under Task 1, as reported in the Task 1 final report Assessing Infrastructure for Criticality in Mobile, AL. This report explores potential changes in five primary climate variables: temperature, precipitation, streamflow, sea level rise, and storm surge in Mobile, AL, the location selected as the study area for Phase 2. To do so, Task 2 characterizes the current climate conditions in Mobile, and then uses downscaled climate projection data, as well as sea level rise and storm surge modeling, to develop plausible climate futures. The climate information discussed in this report will be used to assess how the transportation system in Mobile might be affected by climate change. Although this report does focus on Mobile, AL, the processes developed under this Task can be replicated by other transportation organizations across the country. The ultimate goal of this report is to not just identify how climate could change in Mobile, but also to develop robust methodologies, and identify existing datasets and tools, for developing these plausible climate futures. Furthermore, the work conducted under Task 2 will help inform the development of tools and resources to make these types of analyses easier for transportation agencies. To that end, the process of Task 2 is just as important as the results.

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure Book
Author : U.s. Climate Change Science Program
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-02-06
ISBN : 9781507874431
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report is one in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) produced between 2004 and 2009, aimed at providing current assessments of climate change science in the U.S. to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions. This SAP investigates risks to transportation systems in the Gulf Coast from climate change, and assesses the steps managers and policy makers can take to ensure the safety and resilience of those transportation systems. The findings represent the first phase of a three phased research effort. The ultimate goal of this research is to provide knowledge and tools that will enable transportation planners and managers to better understand the risks, adaptation strategies, and tradeoffs involved in planning, investment, design, and operational decisions. The objective of Phase I was to conduct a preliminary assessment of the risks to and vulnerabilities of transportation in the region, based upon the collection and integration of regional data including: physiography and hydrology, land use and land cover, past and projected climate, current population and trends, and transportation infrastructure. Phase II will conduct an in-depth assessment of risks to transportation in the Mobile Alabama region, reporting on implications for long-range plans and impacts on safety, operations, and maintenance. This phase will also develop a risk assessment methodology and identify techniques to incorporate environmental and climate data in transportation decisions. Phase III will identify and analyze adaptation and response.

A Transportation Research Program for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Conserving Energy

A Transportation Research Program for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Conserving Energy Book
Author : Transportation Research Board
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2010-01-14
ISBN : 0309150353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In reviewing proposals for transportation research programs as part of reauthorizing the federal surface transportation program, the Transportation Research Board recognized a gap: no proposals explicitly addressed research to mitigate GHG emissions and energy consumption attributable to passenger and freight travel or to adapt to climate change. A Transportation Research Program for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Conserving Energy is the product of a study to suggest research programs to fill this and other perceived gaps. Specifically, this book identifies research needs with regard to policies and strategies relating to the use of the transportation system and to assist infrastructure owners in adapting to climate change; focuses on research programs that could provide guidance to officials at all levels responsible for policies that affect the use of surface transportation infrastructure and its operation, maintenance, and construction; and aims to help officials begin to adapt the infrastructure to climate changes that are already occurring or that are expected to occur in the next several decades.

Climate Change Adaptation Support for Transportation Practitioners

Climate Change Adaptation Support for Transportation Practitioners Book
Author : Jon Cybulski,Kristin Lewis,Kevin McCoy,Ben Rasmussen,John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Abstract: The nature of the U.S. transportation system requires that actions to adapt to climate change impacts occur primarily at the State and local levels. Federal agencies support State, regional, and local agencies and they work hard to provide frameworks, data, tools, and research and to fund pilot projects as well. Experience has shown that advanced planning to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of climate change has the potential to save money and prevent economic disruptions. However, even proactive State and local governments that have begun evaluating climate- and extreme weather-related risks to their resources have not yet fully integrated consideration of changing conditions into existing planning and operational practices, and others are in the early stages of identifying the climate risks and vulnerabilities they face. In December 2013, the Volpe Center's Innovation Challenge judges selected as the winning idea a project focused on helping transportation practitioners at all levels better understand, access, and use Federal climate change adaptation resources. This report summarizes the project and presents the resulting "Expert System" concept."--Technical report documentation page.

Potential Climate Change Impacts and the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office s Transportation System

Potential Climate Change Impacts and the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office s Transportation System Book
Author : John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.),United States. Bureau of Land Management
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Abstract: This report provides information about potential climate change impacts in central New Mexico and their possible implications for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office (RPFO) transportation network. The report considers existing global and regional climate change projections and analyzes the results of locally downscaled climate change projections corresponding to different RPFO ecoregions; identifies BLM's options for adapting the transportation system to climate change impacts, as well as how RPFO can incorporate climate change adaptation and resilience into its TTMP; and considers opportunities for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, or climate change mitigation, at Rio Puerco."--Technical report documentation page.

Systemic Impacts of Climate on Transportation

Systemic Impacts of Climate on Transportation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The “Systemic Impacts of Climate Change” workshop held October 11-12, 2012, organized by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) examined the effects of climate change on the performance of national transportation systems. The two-day workshop was intended to summarize research on systemic impacts of climate change, identify gaps in current research, and determine areas where additional exploration might be fruitful. This report summarizes the content of the workshop. The first day consisted of presentations, broken into the following sessions: Sectoral impacts of climate change; Regional impacts of climate change; Integrated studies of adaptation; Transportation system effects case studies

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U S Transportation

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U S  Transportation Book
Author : Committee on Climate Change and U.S. Transportation,Transportation Research Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies
Publisher : Transportation Research Board
Release : 2008-07-16
ISBN : 0309113067
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While every mode of transportation in the U.S. will be affected as the climate changes, potentially the greatest impact on transportation systems will be flooding of roads, railways, transit systems, and airport runways in coastal areas because of rising sea levels and surges brought on by more intense storms, says a new report from the National Research Council. Though the impacts of climate change will vary by region, it is certain they will be widespread and costly in human and economic terms, and will require significant changes in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation systems. The U.S. transportation system was designed and built for local weather and climate conditions, predicated on historical temperature and precipitation data. The report finds that climate predictions used by transportation planners and engineers may no longer be reliable, however, in the face of new weather and climate extremes. Infrastructure pushed beyond the range for which it was designed can become stressed and fail, as seen with loss of the U.S. 90 Bridge in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Climate Information for Adaptation and Development Needs

Climate Information for Adaptation and Development Needs Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The societal and economic impacts of weather, climate, water and environmental conditions are great -- and they are growing. Today, up to 30 per cent of a developed country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is sensitive to weather, climate and water conditions, and the corresponding share is often even higher for developing economies. At the same time, there are new opportunities for the application of weather, climate and water information to help governments improve the safety and well-being of their peoples, reduce poverty, increase prosperity and improve public health and security. There are also new opportunities that protect the environment for future generations. In fact, scientific and technological advances are providing tools and opportunities to enable more effective action for adaptation to climate variability and change."--Foreword.

Climate Change Adaptation in New York City

Climate Change Adaptation in New York City Book
Author : New York City Panel on Climate Change
Publisher : Blackwell Pub
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change has the potential to affect everyday life in New York City. Environmental conditions as we experience them today will shift, exposing the city and its residents to new hazards and heightened risks; we will be challenged by increasing temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and more intense and frequent extreme events. While mitigation actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions will help to decrease the magnitude and impact of future changes, they will not prevent climate change from occurring altogether. Given the impacts of climate change and the high costs and long-term planning needed to adapt effectively, it is essential that investments be made today to begin the adaptation process. Taking action now will limit damages and costs through the coming decades and, in many cases, can provide near term benefits and operational cost savings. Prepared by the New York City Panel on Climate Change, this report outlines the need for early and ongoing adaptation actions in New York and suggests approaches to create an effective adaptation program. New York City Panel on Climate Change Cynthia Rosenzweig (co-chair), NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS)/Columbia University Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research (Columbia EI CCSR) William Solecki (co-chair), CUNYInstitute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College (CUNY CISC) Reginald Blake, CUNY, New York City College of Technology Malcolm Bowman, SUNY, Stony Brook Andrew Castaldi, Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation Craig Faris, Accenture Vivien Gornitz, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Klaus Jacob, Columbia Earth Institute Alice LeBlanc, Consultant Robin Leichenko, Rutgers University Megan Linkin, Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation Edna Sussman, SussmanADR, LCC Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University Rae Zimmerman, New York University Science Planning Team Megan O'Grady (Project Manager), Columbia EI CCSR Lesley Patrick (Project Manager), CUNY CISC David Major (Lead, Adaptation Planning), Columbia EI CCSR Radley Horton (Lead, Climate Science), Columbia EI CCSR/NASA GISS Daniel Bader, Columbia EI CCSR Richard Goldberg, Columbia EI CCSR Michael Brady, CUNY CISC Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning & Sustainability Adam Freed, Deputy Director Aaron Koch, Policy Advisor NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.