Transportation Security Research

MTI established its National Transportation Security Center in 1996. Ten years later, US DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff designated MTI as a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE). Since its inception, MTI’s NTSCOE has completed 16 detailed case studies with additional studies in process covering every major terrorist attack against a transportation target anywhere in the world since 1990. NTSCOE also has created a computer compatible chronology of every reported terrorist attack against a United States transportation system since 1920. Security needs assessments for international bridges and major tunnels have been conducted, along with detailed SEMS/NIMS emergency response plan reconciliations and tabletop exercises for the four largest Caltrans districts. MTI also has conducted five “Norman Y. Mineta National Policy Summits” on related security issues. These were co-sponsored by US DOT, DHS, AASHTO, APTA, Caltrans and others.

MTI NTSCOE Annual Report 2011-2012   "" (PDF 3.4MB)

MTI NTSCOE Annual Report 2010-2011   "" (PDF 6.1MB)

MTI NTSCOE Annual Report 2009-2010   "" (PDF 5.3MB)

MTI also offers a (CTSM) Certificate in Transportation Security and Management