​​Welcome to AASHTO's Special Committee on Transportation Security and Emergency Management

SCOTSEM's Vision
A national transportation community focused on the all hazards infrastructure protection and emergency management of a resilient surface transportation system.
SCOTSEM's 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.

2015 SCOTSEM Annual Meeting
The 2015 SCOTSEM Annual Meeting "ONE DOT" will be held in Berkley, California, August 10-14, 2015. The conference will take place at the Double Tree at the Berkeley Marina. 

Don't forget to submit your hotel room needs. The hotel reservations will be handled internally with a rooming list so do delay, let me know what your hotel needs are today. The State DOTs  group rate is $125/night + tax for a standard room. HOTEL RESERVATION REQUEST 

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Wozniak at mwozniak@aashto.org or (202) 624-8814. ​

This five-day event brings AASHTO members together in a broad-based forum on emergency management principles and infrastructure protection. By attending, you will have access to current national practices that will help your department be better prepared for natural and human-caused disasters. As in the past, this summit will help SCOTSEM members to assist their CEOs in preparing and implementing executive responsive and recovery actions necessary to address emergency and security incidents. 

This meeting will address topics that directly impact every transportation department in the country.  Participation will ensure that your state is a key partner in regional and national responses.

A webinar was held on June 9, 2015, which provided more information about the upcoming SCOTSEM Annual Meeting and and update on recent SCOTSEM activities. A recording of the webinar and a link of the slides are available below. Please note that the slides for NASTO are updated in the PDF.

Roles of Transportation in Homeland Security

Article examining the roles that transportation agencies are developing to help prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from serious incidents. (Overview of DOT Roles.doc)