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Securing Transportation Systems

Simon Hakim (Editor), Gila Albert (Editor), Yoram Shiftan (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-07823-4
408 pages
June 2015
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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
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Table of Contents

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 Sörensen, 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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Author Information

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.” 

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