Securing Transportation Systems

Securing Transportation Systems

By: Yoram Shiftan (editor), Simon Hakim (editor), Gila Albert (editor)Hardback

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Addresses a variety of challenges and solutions within the transportation security sphere in order to protect our transportation systems Provides innovative solutions to improved communication and creating joint operations centers to manage response to threats Details technological measures to protect our transportation infrastructure, and explains their feasibility and economic costs Discusses changes in travel behavior as a response to terrorism and natural disaster Explains the role of transportation systems in supporting response operations in large disasters Written with a worldwide scope

About Author

Simon Hakim is professor of economics and the director of the Center for Competitive Government at Temple University. He earned an M.A and Ph.D. degrees in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published fifty eight scientific articles in leading economic, criminal justice, security and public policy journals. He wrote over forty professional articles and edited fourteen books. Gila Albert has a Ph.D. in Transportation Sciences from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and is a Senior Researcher in Or Yarok Association for Safer Driving in Israel and a Faculty in at HIT- Holon Institute of Technology, Israel in Faculty of Management of Technology. Dr. Albert collaborates on projects funded by the European Commission, Israel Science Foundation, Transportation Research Institute at the Technion, National Road Safety Authority, and the Israeli Ministry of Transport. Yoram Shiftan is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Technion. He is the editor of Transport Policy and the chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR). Prof. Shiftan received his Ph.D. from MIT and since then has published dozens of papers and co-edited the books "Transportation Planning" in the series of Classics in Planning, and Transition towards Sustainable Mobility, The Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions.


Contributors List ix Foreword xiii Preface xv 1 Introduction 1 Gila Albert, Erwin A. Blackstone, Simon Hakim, and Yoram Shiftan Section I Motivation and Challenges 23 2 Terrorist Targeting of Public Transportation: Ideology and Tactics 25 Shmuel Bar 3 On the Rationality and Optimality of Transportation Networks Defense: A Network Centrality Approach 35 Yaniv Altshuler, Rami Puzis, Yuval Elovici, Shlomo Bekhor, and Alex (Sandy) Pentland 4 Adaptive Resilience and Critical Infrastructure Security: Emergent Challenges for Transportation and Cyberphysical Infrastructure 65 Corri Zoli and Laura J. Steinberg 5 Travelers Perceptions of Security for Long ]Distance Travel: An Exploratory Italian Study 91 Eva Valeri, Amanda Stathopoulos, and Edoardo Marcucci 6 Securing Transportation Systems from Radiological Threats 109 Eric P. Rubenstein, Gordon A. Drukier, and Peter Zimmerman 7 Protecting Transportation Infrastructure against Radiological Threat 129 Ilan Yaar, Itzhak Halevy, Zvi Berenstein, and Avi Sharon Section II Security Consideration for Modes of Transportation 149 8 Securing Public Transit Systems 151 Martin Wachs, Camille N.Y. Fink, Anastasia Loukaitou ]Sideris, and Brian D. Taylor 9 Railroad Infrastructure: Protecting an Increasingly Vulnerable Asset 177 Jeremy F. Plant and Richard R. Young 10 Freight Railroad Security: A Case Study of Post ]9/11 Effectiveness 189 Roland D. Pandolfi, Jr. 11 Cost ]Effective Airport Security Policy 205 Robert W. Poole, Jr. 12 Seaport Operations and Security 233 Willard Price and Ali Hashemi 13 Pathologies of Privatization in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program 257 Benjamin Inman and John C. Morris 14 Traveler s Security Perceptions and Port Choices 271 Amalia Polydoropoulou and Athena Tsirimpa 15 Pipeline Security 281 Luca Talarico, Kenneth Sorensen, Genserik Reniers, and Johan Springael Section III The Role of Transportation in Evacuation 313 16 Evacuation from Disaster Zones: Lessons from recent disasters in Australia and Japan 315 Daniel Baldwin Hess and Christina M. Farrell 17 Evacuation Planning and Preparedness in the Aftermath of Katrina, Rita, Irene, and Sandy: Lessons Learned 345 David S. Heller 18 Rural Evacuation and Public Transportation 363 Jaydeep Chaudhari, Zhirui Ye, and Dhrumil Patel Index 377

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  • ISBN13: 9781118977934
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781118977934
  • weight: 692
  • ISBN10: 1118977939

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