METHODOLOGY TO MEASURE THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND SECURITY

This paper describes the Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Technology Operations Test. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The project is testing commercial off-the-shelf technology on vehicles transporting hazardous materials by highway in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of these technologies in enhancing both safety and security. The independent evaluation will quantify the costs and benefits of implementing these technologies in the industry. Several lessons have been learned through the process of conducting the initial risk and threat assessment and developing an evaluation plan, concept of operations and system design. Conducting a risk and threat assessment to set the stage for the technology testing portion of the project was critical to the success of the project. The risk and threat assessment led the team to package the technologies in unique ways to address a wide range of vulnerabilities to gain the maximum security benefit as well as to test a variety of business types. The packaging of technologies in different cost tiers will provide a robust evaluation that could not otherwise be expected. Preparations are being made for running a single prototype vehicle during Summer 2003. Final reports will be completed in Summer 2004.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: MID-CONTINENT TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (AMES, IOWA, AUGUST 21-22, 2003). PROCEEDINGS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231062
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2003 12:00AM