Securing Integrated Transportation Networks,
Edition 1
By Gary A. Gordon and Richard R. Young

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2024
Awaiting publication

Securing Integrated Transportation Networks provides a comprehensive look at multimodal transportation security—its dynamics, evolving threats, and technology advances that enhance operational security and related infrastructure protection and hardening, as well as the regulatory environment. As threats are evolving, so is the technology used in enhancing transportation security, operational procedures, and regulations. This book addresses this dynamic evolution of transportation security, serving as a primary reference for information on the range of activities and components involved in transportation security. It covers the myriad parts involved in the relationship between, and among, logistics, the supply chains and transportation entities, and more.

In addition, it looks at operations, infrastructure, equipment, laws and regulations, policies and procedures, and risk focused on transportation safety and security by mode and transportation in general. Cooperation and partnering with and among the industry, to include transportation providers and government agencies, is the way forward to ensure that security is maintained and keeps pace with the evolving threat and regulatory landscape.

Key Features

  • Introduces readers to the characteristics of the motive power, freight or passage haulage units, physical infrastructure required, the operating environment itself and the information technology applicable to both operating and managing customer-provider relationships—all of which to foster safe, secure, effective, and efficient operations
  • Includes discussion questions and case studies available for assignments and subsequent classroom discussion, whereby real-world scenarios serve to hone analytical abilities
  • Discusses the risks and vulnerabilities that various supply chains and associated transportation modes may pose to the ability of a firm to maintain ongoing operations, helping them to analyze trade-offs and mitigate threats
About the author
By Gary A. Gordon, Senior Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies/Security Studies Program and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA and Richard R. Young, Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Table of Contents
Section I – The evolution of transportation security
1. What is transportation security and why do we want to secure it?
2. Transportation security before and after 9/11
3. The regulatory environment and government agency roles 4. Who are the parties involved and what are their relationships
5. What are the components and economics of transportation security?

Section II – Exposure
6. Nature of people and the goods transported
7. Threats, vulnerabilities and risk
8. What is the difference between natural and manmade disasters
9. Assessing Risks
10. Cyber threats and risks

Section III – Transportation modes, interrelationships and supply chain resilience
11. Highway and motor carrier
12. Freight and passenger rail
13. Bus and rail transit
14. Maritime
15 – Aviation
16. Intermodal transportation
17. Pipeline

Section IV - What is being done about transportation security?
18. Regulatory compliance and partnered initiatives
19. Risk models and methods and industry best practices
20. Physical vs. operational security measures
21. Where do we go from here?
Book details
ISBN: 9780323954099
Page Count: 245
Retail Price : £95.95

9780071477512; 9781439845769; 9781781954966


Individuals and organizations in fields such as transportation, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, transit and passenger transportation, government and commercial security agencies; academia, including research centers; students and instructors in homeland security, supply chain, and transportation studies. Continuing education of multi-modal inspectors