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Session No. 4E

Session Title: Transportation Security — Best Practices

Session Description: Improving security for passengers using transportation systems in an ever-evolving terrorist environment is a serious challenge. Historically, transportation systems, in general, have fewer incidents of terrorist attacks than other targets (private citizens and property, police, government, and businesses). However, because they carry high volumes of people, they account for more than half the deaths and injuries from these attacks and have been called a "terrorist obsession" by Bloomberg news. Despite this, designing transportation systems to reduce their vulnerability to attacks is still mostly found in transportation agency guidelines and best practices, the latest of which our panel of experts will share with the audience for passengers traveling on rail, aviation and highway transportation systems.

Moderator Name: Nik Kharva, Senior Project Engineer, HNTB               

Mass Transit and Light Rail Systems Security, Joe Englot, PE, National Director of Infrastructure Security, HNTB

Aviation Security-Keeping People Safe in a Dynamic Threat Environment, Mark A. Crosby, AAE, Principal Consultant, Ross & Baruzzini

Security Mitigation Strategies for Highway Infrastructure, Adam W. Hapij, PE, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti Weidlinger Applied Science

Speaker Bios

Joe Englot oversees projects that reduce the vulnerability of transportation facilities to malevolent acts using physical hardening, surveillance, and incident management, and has extensive experience in damage assessment and disaster recovery of transportation facilities due to acts of terrorism, ship collision, truck collision, and storms. Englot directed damage assessment and disaster recovery projects resulting from the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and was also a member of the FHWA/AASHTO Blue Ribbon Panel that developed their Recommendations for Bridge and Tunnel Securitypublished in September 2003. He has also served as a NIST Disaster Resilience Fellow tasked with assisting NIST in the development of its Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure,chapter on transportation systems.

Mark Crosby is an accredited airport executive and recognized expert in airport security, emergency management and public safety. Prior to joining Ross & Baruzzini in 2016, Crosby served as the Director of Public Safety and Security at Portland International Airport and the Port of Portland. He has 23 years of senior management experience at Portland and Sacramento International Airports and has held leadership positions with AAAE, ACI-NA, and the Safe Skies Alliance. Crosby was the Chairman of AAAE’s Security Committee for five years, is the incoming Vice Chair of the Security Committee for the Airports Consultants Council, and was appointed to the ACI World Security Committee in 2018. Most recently, he co-authored the after action reports for the stolen aircraft incident at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in August 2018 and the active shooter/uncontrolled evacuation event at Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in January 2017. Crosby is an active reservist in the Air Force and serves as a Brigadier General in the Oregon Air National Guard.

Adam Hapij is a seasoned engineering professional in the area ofinfrastructure security. Working closely with Thornton Tomasetti’s team of analysts and designers in physical, operational, and technical security, he develops and implements security solutions for major regional infrastructure in the US to a wide-range of man-made threats. In his 22 years at Thornton Tomasetti, Hapij has managed numerous projects involving the development of novel, yet cost aware, security solutions for existing, as well as new infrastructure. He currently leads the Applied Science practice at 40 Wall Street in NYC.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

10:30 to Noon

Room 206





The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891