Alternate Title: Symposium on "Balancing Mobility and Security: Innovative Approaches to Transportation Security," Volpe Center, May 6, 2004
"Is there an inexorable tradeoff between transportation mobility and security? Can we attain one only at the expense of the other? Or can both mobility and security be achieved as beneficial byproducts of advanced technologies embedded in the transportation network? This paper reviews three common measures of mobility - accessibility, reliability, and affordability - and the methods used to assess and mitigate security risks, and suggests that at the nexus between security and mobility there are technologies that are common to both, with potential synergistic effects. The paper maintains that the associated tradeoffs are not between security and mobility, but rather between security and privacy, security and redundancy, and security and higher out-of-pocket costs to users...This symposium on "Balancing Security and Mobility" is an attempt to take steps towards identifying the criteria for evaluating the public and private choices between competing security and mobility improvements and the concomitant costs and benefits."
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