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2014 National Strategy for Transportation Security


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.

Source Organization Location


Operations Area of Practice

    Corridor and Arterial Traffic Management
    Active Traffic Management (ATM)
    Travel Demand Management
    Freeway Management
    Transit Operations
    Employee Health and Safety
    Risk Management
    Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
    Strategic Planning
    Roadway Safety Services / Roadway Safety Patrol
    Emergency Transportation Operations
    Cyber security
    Infrastructure Protection

Organizational Capability Element

    Performance Management
    System Architecture / Engineering
    Freeway Operations
    Freight Management Operations
    Project Systems Engineering
    Emergency Transportation Operations
    Active Traffic Management/Travel Demand Management/Pricing
    Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation
    Public safety agency collaboration

Content Type

State-of-the Practice

Role in Organization

Senior Engineer
Principal Engineer
Manager / First Line Supervisor
Director / Program Manager
CEO / GM / Commissioner
Senior Manager
Public Safety Officer

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Transportation Security Administration
Melvin J. Carraway, Acting Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
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