Surface Transportation Security Research

Emergencies arising from terrorist threats highlight the need for transportation managers to minimize the vulnerability of people and assets through incident prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Managers are seeking to reduce the chances that transportation vehicles and facilities are targets or instruments of terrorist attacks and to be prepared to respond to and recover from such possibilities. The objective of this program is to provide flexible, ongoing, quick-response research on transportation issues related to emergency incident prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery, paying particular attention to potential terrorist threats. Such research should be designed to develop improvements to analytical methods, decision support tools, procedures, and techniques employed by practitioners to support statewide, local, and metropolitan transportation organizations in planning, exercising, and evaluating their security programs. Among the specific subject areas under construction for additional projects are the following: (1) security assessment; (2) infrastructure hardening; (3) counter-terrorism tools for transportation incidents; (4) transit security/counter-terrorism practices; (5) emergency-response preparedness and training; (6) information technology crisis response procedures; (7) evacuation planning; and (8) business recovery.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $536500000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-59

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    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:

    Science Applications International Corporation

    1710 SAIC Drive
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    McCormick, Taylor & Associates, Incorporated

    Two Commerce Square
    2001 Market Street
    Philadlphia, PA  United States  19103
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boyd, Annabelle

    Friedman, David

    Balog, John

  • Start Date: 20021124
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7434

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547266
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-59
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 4 2014 1:01AM