Deploying Transportation Security Practices in State DOTs

The objective of this research is to develop and support implementation of a comprehensive deployment and change management strategy for deploying transportation security practices in state DOTs. The project should leverage useful resources such as the security guidelines recommended in the Security 101 primer and related material. See Special Note F. The strategy should ensure the participation of other organizations involved in deploying security practices (e.g., emergency medical services, joint operation policies between DOTs and law enforcement) as well as the affected stakeholders (e.g., industries dependent on transportation services). Audiences for the security deployment strategy include state DOT executive managers, infrastructure planners and designers, field maintenance operations personnel, emergency managers, and security managers. Measurement of success will be the acceptance and implementation of the developed strategy in increasing security practices at the state DOTs. Strategies must include guidelines for state DOTs to address a broad spectrum of security programs and practices from the perspectives of facility-based security, infrastructure-based security, and event-based security, including the following: (1) Building security awareness as part of organizational culture; (2) Developing and updating of security design standards in bridge and facilities manuals; (3) Addressing cybersecurity in a comprehensive manner; (4) Incorporating security considerations into the planning and design processes; (5) Tracking the use of security design standards by state DOTs; (6) Securing design documents through the design, bid, and construction process; and (7) Recommending organizational changes and improvements in organizational structures to support deployment of security strategies.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $698636
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-124

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    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
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Critical Ops, LLC

    Westlake, OH  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Treboniak, Chelsea

  • Start Date: 20200122
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220721
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672234
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-124
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 4:39PM