National Needs Assessment for Ensuring Transportation Infrastructure Security (2009-2015)

Post 9/11, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) wanted to determine what it would cost for its member state departments of transportation (DOTs) to develop a full infrastructure security program. A report, <em>National Needs Assessment for Ensuring Transportation Infrastructure Security</em>, was prepared under National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project 20-59(5) to provide this estimate. The estimate in the report was used in the AASHTO 2002 <em>Bottom Line Report</em> to Congress. The <em>National Needs Assessment</em> report, developed by Parsons Brinckerhoff and SAIC, was submitted in October 2002. Since submission of that report, many state DOTs have taken steps to improve their security. State DOTs and other organizations involved in homeland security have given much thought to improved methods of ensuring infrastructure security. At the federal level, the Department of Homeland Security has developed the National Response Plan (NRP), National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), etc. In addition, industry thinking has evolved regarding the relative risk of the range of threats and hazards to transportation infrastructure, and these changes are being reflected in changing risk management methodology. All of the above-mentioned changes necessitate a need to update the 2002 <em>National Needs Assessment</em> report. The objective of this project is to update the 2002 <em>National Needs Assessment</em> report. A one-page executive summary will be included, suitable for inclusion in an upcoming AASHTO <em>Bottom Line Report</em>. In this project, the 2002 report will be used as the foundation or baseline. The final report from this project will update but not rewrite or take the place of the 2002 report. Rather the report from this project will explain aspects of the 2002 report that have changed and provide some analysis around those changes. Portions of the 2002 report may be incorporated in the final updated report as appropriate.</font></span></div><div style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="2"> </font></div></div>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $97661.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-59(26)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Telvent Farradyne Incorporated

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Wallace, Charles

  • Start Date: 20070301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18643

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464407
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-59(26)
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:42PM