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Introduction to Transportation Security

1st Edition

By Frances L. Edwards, Daniel C. Goodrich

CRC Press

388 pages

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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

Table of Contents

Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. Security Theory and Practice. Emergency Management Theory and Practice. Federal Agencies and Structures: Surface Transportation Security. Layers of Security. Multi-Modal Surface Transportation Security: Threats and Strategies. Road Transportation Cars and Trucks. Road-Based Busses, Livery, Paratransit, Ambulances, and Delivery Vehicles. Mass Transit on Fixed Rails and Guideways. Freight and Long-Distance Passenger Heavy Rail. Maritime Transportation. Air Cargo Operations Security. Putting it All Together. Transportation Security, Supply Chain, and Critical Infrastructure. Glossary. Acronyms. Index.

About the Authors

Frances L. Edwards, MUP, Ph.D., CEM, is the director of the Master of Public Administration program and professor of political science at San Jose State University. She is deputy director of the National Transportation Security Center of the Mineta Transportation Institute at SJSU, where she is also a research associate and teaches emergency management in the Master of Science in Transportation Management program. Her current research is focused on the continuity of operations process and its relationship to emergency management in transportation organizations, climate change and transportation, and transportation security.

Daniel C. Goodrich, MPA, CEM, is a research associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute; an instructor in the Master of Science in Transportation Management program, where he teaches the security for transportation managers course; and a lecturer in the San Jose State University Master of Public Administration program. His current research is focused on the continuity of operations process and its relationship to emergency management in transportation organizations and on transportation security issues, especially related to critical infrastructure protection.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS076000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security