The 2014 National Strategy for Transportation Security (NSTS) addresses the security of transportation in the United States. This report to Congress outlines a plan to protect and facilitate the ability of both people and goods to be moved in the safest ways possible, while ensuring and protecting civil rights and privacy. It also prioritizes enhancements to overall security, as well as modal security plans for Aviation, Maritime, Highway and Motor Carrier, Mass Transit and Passenger Rail, Freight Rail, and Pipelines, in order to reduce terrorism risks.
There are 3 goals outlined in the NSTS, namely, to manage the risks from terrorist activity to transportation systems and improve system resilience; to increase awareness of transportation systems and threats; and to safeguard privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights of travelers and workers, while allowing the freedom of movement of those people and goods.
The NSTS addresses the Challenges that transportation security face, and acknowledges that collaboration between transportation security partners is the only way to address these challenges.