OPERATING PROCEDURES  

The complete document is available at Operating Procedures final approved 09-30-2015.pdf

These Operating Procedures provide the leaders and members of the AASHTO Special Committee on Transportation Security and Emergency Management (SCOTSEM) with guidance to properly, consistently, and efficiently conduct SCOTSEM’s business.

These procedures and guidelines were created to:

• Stabilize the structure of Special Committee business practices

• Ensure that Special Committee time is used efficiently

• Provide an educational tool for future Special Committee leaders

• Provide an educational tool for new members to SCOTSEM

• Ensure a clear and strong relationship with the AASHTO Board of Directors

 

Mission

Serve state DOTs, other AASHTO committees, and partner organizations by developing, promoting, and supporting the coordinated implementation of all hazards infrastructure protection, emergency response, and related system operations/resilience programs.

Goals

1. Advocate for the role of all hazards infrastructure protection and emergency management in a resilient transportation system.

2. Assist in shaping and implementing national policy, legislation, funding, and regulatory development affecting transportation infrastructure protection and emergency management issues.

3. Investigate, develop, and report on recent advances in infrastructure protection, security, and emergency management issues in urban and statewide environments, including consideration of their social and economic impacts.

4. Advance the state-of-the-practice and awareness of transportation infrastructure protection and emergency management through training, technical assistance, and technology transfer activities.

5. Develop, promote and encourage effective working relationships among state transportation officials and other stakeholders responsible for various aspects of transportation infrastructure protection, emergency management and system operations.

6. Develop and promote a research and implementation plan for transportation infrastructure protection, security, and emergency management.