Introduction to Transportation Security

Book description

Transportation is the lifeline of any nation, connecting people, supporting the economy, and facilitating the delivery of vital goods and services. The 9/11 attacks—and other attacks on surface transportation assets, including the bombings in Madrid, London, Moscow, and Mumbai—demonstrate the vulnerability of the open systems to disruption and the consequences of the attacks on people, property, and the economy. Now more than ever, it has become imperative for businesses operating in the transportation and transit sectors to develop comprehensive security programs accounting for both natural and man-made hazards and safeguarding people, places, and equipment—while at the same time ensuring operations continuity. Providing transportation managers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively manage the security of transportation assets, Introduction to Transportation Security examines:

  • Basic theories of security and emergency management
  • The integrated nature of the nation’s critical infrastructure and the threats to transportation in each surface mode
  • Federal agencies working in emergency management and transportation security and their intelligence and response requirements and capabilities
  • The types of disasters that have occurred in the U.S. and selected nations, and their significant economic impacts
  • Cost-beneficial security strategies aimed at preventing catastrophic failures in each transportation mode
  • Effective methods for organizing, testing, and evaluating transportation security across modes and professions

The book covers all transportation modes and their interconnectivity—including highway, air cargo, freight and passenger rail, transit, and maritime. It presents learning objectives and discussion questions to test assimilation of the material and case studies to facilitate a practical understanding of the concepts. Introduction to Transportation Security provides essential information for students in transportation management programs and professionals charged with safeguarding the movement of assets within our interconnected transportation network.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover (1/2)
  2. Front Cover (2/2)
  3. Contents (1/2)
  4. Contents (2/2)
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. About the Authors (1/2)
  8. About the Authors (2/2)
  9. Chapter 1 - Security Theory and Practice (1/6)
  10. Chapter 1 - Security Theory and Practice (2/6)
  11. Chapter 1 - Security Theory and Practice (3/6)
  12. Chapter 1 - Security Theory and Practice (4/6)
  13. Chapter 1 - Security Theory and Practice (5/6)
  14. Chapter 1 - Security Theory and Practice (6/6)
  15. Chapter 2 - Emergency Management Theory and Practice (1/7)
  16. Chapter 2 - Emergency Management Theory and Practice (2/7)
  17. Chapter 2 - Emergency Management Theory and Practice (3/7)
  18. Chapter 2 - Emergency Management Theory and Practice (4/7)
  19. Chapter 2 - Emergency Management Theory and Practice (5/7)
  20. Chapter 2 - Emergency Management Theory and Practice (6/7)
  21. Chapter 2 - Emergency Management Theory and Practice (7/7)
  22. Chapter 3 - Federal Agencies and Structures: Surface Transportation Security (1/6)
  23. Chapter 3 - Federal Agencies and Structures: Surface Transportation Security (2/6)
  24. Chapter 3 - Federal Agencies and Structures: Surface Transportation Security (3/6)
  25. Chapter 3 - Federal Agencies and Structures: Surface Transportation Security (4/6)
  26. Chapter 3 - Federal Agencies and Structures: Surface Transportation Security (5/6)
  27. Chapter 3 - Federal Agencies and Structures: Surface Transportation Security (6/6)
  28. Chapter 4 - Layers of Security (1/6)
  29. Chapter 4 - Layers of Security (2/6)
  30. Chapter 4 - Layers of Security (3/6)
  31. Chapter 4 - Layers of Security (4/6)
  32. Chapter 4 - Layers of Security (5/6)
  33. Chapter 4 - Layers of Security (6/6)
  34. Chapter 5 - Road Transportation—Cars and Trucks (1/7)
  35. Chapter 5 - Road Transportation—Cars and Trucks (2/7)
  36. Chapter 5 - Road Transportation—Cars and Trucks (3/7)
  37. Chapter 5 - Road Transportation—Cars and Trucks (4/7)
  38. Chapter 5 - Road Transportation—Cars and Trucks (5/7)
  39. Chapter 5 - Road Transportation—Cars and Trucks (6/7)
  40. Chapter 5 - Road Transportation—Cars and Trucks (7/7)
  41. Chapter 6 - Road-­Based Busses, Livery, Paratransit, Ambulances, and Delivery Vehicles (1/6)
  42. Chapter 6 - Road-­Based Busses, Livery, Paratransit, Ambulances, and Delivery Vehicles (2/6)
  43. Chapter 6 - Road-­Based Busses, Livery, Paratransit, Ambulances, and Delivery Vehicles (3/6)
  44. Chapter 6 - Road-­Based Busses, Livery, Paratransit, Ambulances, and Delivery Vehicles (4/6)
  45. Chapter 6 - Road-­Based Busses, Livery, Paratransit, Ambulances, and Delivery Vehicles (5/6)
  46. Chapter 6 - Road-­Based Busses, Livery, Paratransit, Ambulances, and Delivery Vehicles (6/6)
  47. Chapter 7 - Mass Transit on Fixed Rails and Guideways (1/6)
  48. Chapter 7 - Mass Transit on Fixed Rails and Guideways (2/6)
  49. Chapter 7 - Mass Transit on Fixed Rails and Guideways (3/6)
  50. Chapter 7 - Mass Transit on Fixed Rails and Guideways (4/6)
  51. Chapter 7 - Mass Transit on Fixed Rails and Guideways (5/6)
  52. Chapter 7 - Mass Transit on Fixed Rails and Guideways (6/6)
  53. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (1/8)
  54. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (2/8)
  55. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (3/8)
  56. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (4/8)
  57. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (5/8)
  58. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (6/8)
  59. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (7/8)
  60. Chapter 8 - Freight and Long-­Distance Passenger Heavy Rail (8/8)
  61. Chapter 9 - Maritime Transportation (1/7)
  62. Chapter 9 - Maritime Transportation (2/7)
  63. Chapter 9 - Maritime Transportation (3/7)
  64. Chapter 9 - Maritime Transportation (4/7)
  65. Chapter 9 - Maritime Transportation (5/7)
  66. Chapter 9 - Maritime Transportation (6/7)
  67. Chapter 9 - Maritime Transportation (7/7)
  68. Chapter 10 - Air Cargo Operations Security (1/6)
  69. Chapter 10 - Air Cargo Operations Security (2/6)
  70. Chapter 10 - Air Cargo Operations Security (3/6)
  71. Chapter 10 - Air Cargo Operations Security (4/6)
  72. Chapter 10 - Air Cargo Operations Security (5/6)
  73. Chapter 10 - Air Cargo Operations Security (6/6)
  74. Chapter 11 - Transportation Security, Supply Chain, and Critical Infrastructure (1/6)
  75. Chapter 11 - Transportation Security, Supply Chain, and Critical Infrastructure (2/6)
  76. Chapter 11 - Transportation Security, Supply Chain, and Critical Infrastructure (3/6)
  77. Chapter 11 - Transportation Security, Supply Chain, and Critical Infrastructure (4/6)
  78. Chapter 11 - Transportation Security, Supply Chain, and Critical Infrastructure (5/6)
  79. Chapter 11 - Transportation Security, Supply Chain, and Critical Infrastructure (6/6)
  80. Glossary (1/2)
  81. Glossary (2/2)
  82. Acronyms
  83. Back Cover

Product information

  • Title: Introduction to Transportation Security
  • Author(s): Frances L. Edwards, Daniel C. Goodrich
  • Release date: April 2016
  • Publisher(s): CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781439845790