Download PDF by Frances L. Edwards: Introduction to Transportation Security

By Frances L. Edwards

ISBN-10: 1439845794

ISBN-13: 9781439845790

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Risk Assessment Risk assessment is the systematic analysis of the potential sources of damage or disruption to a valuable asset, with the goal of instituting mitigation or protective measures that would prevent or lessen the impact of such an event. Risk assessment for transportation infrastructure has four segments: understanding what natural and technological hazards and human-­caused threats exist in the target community, determination of the likelihood of a hazard or threat event occurring, defining the elements of a system that are vulnerable to the hazards or threat, and evaluating the consequence of such an occurrence.

Event An event is something that happens that triggers a response using day-­ to-­day resources and that can be managed within the normal operational modes and tempo. For example, a passenger may trip on the stairs and fall down in a mass transit station. Station personnel can help the person to his feet, evaluate the need for medical screening, and complete appropriate reporting forms. On a community level, a house fire can be an event for the mass transit agency. The fire department response may block the light rail tracks for several hours and require the mass transit company to create a bus bridge around the blocked area.

For example, introduction of bombs onto transit systems is more likely during periods of tension; extremist groups are known to use this strategy to gain attention. The Madrid bombing was designed to deter Spain from continuing to participate in the Iraq War, for example. Third, the plan must contain an evaluation of the elements of the transportation asset that are vulnerable to each of the hazards and threats. A vulnerability is a gap or exposure in the protection of an asset that can lead to damage or destruction that takes the transportation system out of service for a period of time that is economically or socially damaging.

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