Subjects addressed:Resource Allocation and Program Development, Risk Management
Asset types addressed:General, Other Modes, Rail, Transit
DetailTitle: Surface Transportation Security, Volume 15: Costing Asset Protection: An All Hazards Guide for Transportation Agencies (CAPTA)
Resource type: Research Report
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
This fifteenth volume of NCHRP Report 525: "Surface Transportation Security" is a guide referred to as CAPTA, which stands for Costing Asset Protection: An All Hazards Guide for Transportation Agencies. CAPTA supports mainstreaming an integrated, high-level, all-hazards, National Incident Management System (NIMS)-responsive, multimodal, consequence-driven risk management process into transportation agency programs and activities by providing a convenient and robust planning tool for top-down estimation of both capital and operating budget implications of measures intended to reduce risks to locally acceptable levels. CAPTA is intended for use by senior managers whose jurisdiction extends over multiple modes of transportation, multiple asset classes, and many individual assets. The CAPTA methodology provides a means for moving across transportation assets to address system vulnerabilities that could result in significant losses given the threats and hazards of greatest concern. This guide was reviewed by many state and local agencies and was pilot tested by the Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and the Virginia DOT.