Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience

Melissa Savage
Director, Center for Environmental Excellence

Patrick Zelinski
Associate Program Manager

Welcome to the Committee on Transportation System Security & Resilience

The Committee on Transportation System Security & Resilience (TSSR) covers preparation for and response to both natural and human-made threats, shocks and stressors to the transportation system.

The Committee coordinates national efforts, identifies best practices, and fills research gaps to promote resilient and secure transportation systems across the country. The Committee provides a forum for members to advance state-of-the-practice and awareness of transportation infrastructure security and resilience through training, technical assistance, and the exchange of information and best practices.

TSSR works to shape and implement national policy affecting transportation infrastructure protection and resilience and tracks emerging federal policies on these topics. TSSR relies on the cross-disciplinary membership of the Committee—which highlights the interdependencies of emergency management, planning, design, environment, maintenance, and operations in the resilience cycle—to oversee the development of technical expertise and tools for state DOTs to perform risk-based identification of potential impacts, plan for system adaptation needs, and prepare for response and recovery of impacted transportation systems.

CTSSR Annual Meeting: July 11-12 in San Diego, California

The CTSSR Annual Meeting will be held July 11-12 in San Diego, California. We are co-locating with the AASHTO Committee on Performance Based Management, and we will have a joint meeting with them the afternoon of July 12. Register now at

Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange (RISE): October 8-10 in Denver, Colorado

This is an NCHRP/TRB sponsored meeting. Funding is available for two state DOT members from each state. The registration link is live:

The program will have four tracks including one for state DOT CEOs. The Summit has been broken up by three separate focus areas (one for each day):

  • Enhancing an Organizations Capacity for Incorporating Resilience into Its Activities
  • Recognizing Infrastructure Dependencies and Fostering Partnerships
  • Making the Case for Resilience