TRB Security, Emergency Management, and Infrastructure Protection Research Status Report

Transportation Research Board


Since September 11, 2001, 145 security-, emergency management-, and infrastructure protection-related planning and implementation projects have been initiated through programs managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). One hundred eleven of these projects have been completed; 24 projects are in progress; and 10 projects have contracts pending or are currently in development. This report, updated monthly, provides information on about $20 million worth of completed and ongoing TRB security research.

The report includes information on research that is formally coordinated between the Transit Cooperative Research Program and National Cooperative Highway Research Program. The report also highlights security-related projects developed under TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program, Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program, Transit Innovation Deserving Exploratory Analysis program, National Cooperative Freight Research Program, Legal Research Program, and Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program.

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC

Operations Area of Practice

  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Traffic Incident Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Asset Management
  • Performance Management
  • Planning
  • Procurement
  • Programming/Budget/Funding
  • Project Development
  • Scoping
  • Education, Training & Professional Activities
  • Organizational Structure/Staffing
  • Program Status
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Staff Development
  • Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation
  • Outsourcing/PPP
  • Public safety agency collaboration

Content Type

  • Research

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Technician
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • TRB


  • Learning

Project Website

Since September 11, 2001, 145 security-, emergency management-, and infrastructure protection-related planning and implementatio

Prime Contractor
Transportation Research Board
Transportation Research Board
Issue Date
March 2nd, 2015
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