Is the Transit Industry Ready for the Cyber Revolution: Policy Recommendations to Enhance Surface Transit Cyber Preparedness

Given the multitude of connected devices already in use by the transit industry and the vast amount of data that is generated (with more coming online soon), the transit industry is vulnerable to a cyber attack and other cybersecurity-related issues. This project will review the state of best practices in cybersecurity in transit; provide an understanding of U.S. public transit operators’ cybersecurity operations; explain U.S. policy on cybersecurity in surface transportation; and provide operations and policy recommendations that address gaps or issues identified for Congress, the Administration, and transit operators. Research methods will include survey research, interviews, periodical research, and first-hand knowledge.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Start Date: 20190901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01719199
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2019 4:57PM