Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience


Upcoming Events:

2020

COVID-19 Virtual Panel Series (April 2020)

During the month of April 2020, the AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Security & Resilience, through its Resilient and Sustainable Transportation Systems (RSTS) Technical Assistance Program, sponsored a series of weekly “virtual panels” focused on priority issues state DOTs are facing as they respond and recover from COVID-19 impacts. The panels feature updates from the Federal Highway Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and Department of Homeland Security regarding the latest transportation implications of the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates from other state and local transportation agencies from across the country are also provided with an opportunity for open discussion. Webinar recordings and materials can be accessed via the links below.

  • CTSSR COVID-19 Virtual Panel Launch (April 8, 2020)
    This virtual panel features updates and presentations from:

    • Jason Carnes, Federal Highway Administration
    • David Cooper, Transportation Security Administration
    • Nancy Pomerleau, Department of Homeland Security
    • Jim Pappas, Deputy Director, Delaware Department of Transportation and CTSSR Vice Chair
    • Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director, Hawaii Department of Transportation and CTSSR Chair

Recording can be accessed here.

  • CTSSR COVID-19 Virtual Panel: Teleworking, Technology and Cybersecurity Strategies (April 15, 2020)
    This virtual panel features updates and presentations from:

    • Jason Carnes, Federal Highway Administration
    • David Cooper, Transportation Security Administration
    • Nancy Pomerleau, Department of Homeland Security
    • Johnny Olson, Former Deputy Director, Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Ken Joubert, Chief Information Security Officer, Washington State Department of Transportation
    • Dave Bernhardt, Director, Bureau of Maintenance and Operations, Maine Department of Transportation

Recording can be accessed here.

  • CTSSR COVID-19 Virtual Panel: Building Financial Resilience (April 22, 2020)
    This virtual panel is co-sponsored with AASHTO Committee on Funding and Finance and features updates and presentations from:

    • Alex Appel, Federal Highway Administration
    • Susan Howard, AASHTO Program Director, Funding and Finance
    • Linda Hull, Policy and Legislative Services Director, Utah Department of Transportation
    • Lorie Tudor, Director, Arkansas Department of Transportation; AASHTO Committee on Funding and Finance Chair

Recording can be accessed here.

  • CTSSR COVID-19 Virtual Panel: Operational Continuity and Resilience (April 29, 2020)
    This virtual panel addresses Continuity of Operations Plans (COOPs), supply chain resilience, and operational resilience in state DOT projects and day-to-day system delivery. It features updates and presentations from:

    • Jason Carnes, Federal Highway Administration
    • David Cooper, Transportation Security Administration
    • Nancy Pomerleau, Department of Homeland Security
    • Emma Poon, Branch Chief, FEMA National Continuity Programs – Policy, Plans, and Evaluation Division
    • Greg Slater, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
    • Mike Meyer, WSP, Principal Investigator of NCFRP Research Report 39: Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions
    • Elizabeth Kemp, Risk and Resilience Program Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation

Recording can be accessed here.

Past Events:

2019

2019 CTSSR Annual Meeting Page: Click here

2018

AASHTO RSTS Resilience Webinar Series (December 2018)

Through the month of December, AASHTO, through its Resilience and Sustainable Transportation Systems (RSTS) Technical Services Program, sponsored a five-part webinar series focused on a variety of resilience topics facing DOTs today. Webinar recordings and materials can be accessed via the links below.

Seismic Resilient Highways

This webinar features Oregon’s leadership in the development of seismic resilient highway corridors,
and the first seismic resilient corridor, US-97. Join this webinar to learn more about the strategies
Oregon has put into place to build their seismic resiliency, including the development of higher bridge
standards and a prioritization plan for bridges and corridors. Presented by Matt Garrett, Oregon
Department of Transportation Director

To view the webinar: Click here

Learning from Hurricane Florence

This webinar provides lessons learned from Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm that ripped through the Carolinas and caused severe flooding that was compounded by pre-existing ground saturation due to earlier summer floods. Presented by Leland Colvin, South Carolina Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary for Engineering

To view the webinar: Click here

Cyber Resilience

The transportation sector is the third most vulnerable sector to cyber-attacks. Join this webinar to learn from Colorado DOT about what DOTs should know and how they can be better prepared. Presented by Mike Lewis, Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director

To view the webinar: Click here

Building Organizational Resilience

How do you create a resilient organization in the face of recurring extreme events? Join this webinar to
learn how the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development addressed “hurricane fatigue”
and how they continue to build organizational resilience. Presented by Shawn Wilson, Louisiana
Department of Transportation and Development Secretary

To view the webinar: Click here

2018 Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange (RISE) Recap

This webinar provides a closing summary of AASHTO’s RSTS Resilience Webinar Series, as well as
findings and lessons learned from DOT CEOs at the first annual Transportation Resilience Innovations
Summit and Exchange (RISE). Presented by Paula Hammond, WSP USA, and Former Washington
State Department of Transportation Secretary

To view the webinar: Click here

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. To view the upcoming program click here.

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

AASHTO Liaisons
Melissa Savage
Director, Center for Environmental Excellence
202-624-3638
msavage@aashto.org

Patrick Zelinski
Associate Program Manager
202-624-7830
pzelinski@aashto.org