Transportation Sector-Specific Plan: Highway Infrastructure and Motor Carrier Modal Annex   [open pdf - 204KB]

"The Highway Infrastructure and Motor Carrier Modal Annex to the Transportation Sector Specific Plan (TSSP) describes how transportation sector goals and objectives will be achieved to protect the highway transportation system. These assets include, but are not limited to, signature bridges, major tunnels, operations and management centers, trucks carrying hazardous materials (HAZMAT), other commercial freight vehicles, Motorcoaches, school buses, and key intermodal freight transfer facilities. All of these components help create what is referred to as the Highway Transportation System. While the in-vehicle and highway facilities infrastructure optimizing the movement of people, services, and cargo through the Highway Transportation System are robust, some are essential in facilitating Federal and State services to maintain the health of the public, economic vitality, telecommunications, electricity, and other essential services. Even temporary debilitation of a bridge or tunnel could result in regional shutdowns, diversions, or costly repairs with potentially severe results. Security of the highway transportation system is a shared responsibility among Federal, state, and local governments and private stakeholders. Measures to secure the assets of the Highway Transportation System must be implemented in a way that balances cost, efficiency, and preservation of commerce in this Nation. The Highway Infrastructure and Motor Carrier Annex will require periodic updates to reflect current conditions, enhanced strategies, new programs, and Government Coordinating Council (GCC)/Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) scope of planning for the following year. Federal, State, local and tribal government agencies, along with private stakeholders, will lead the national effort to maintain the capability to move freely and facilitate interstate commerce in all conditions. Vehicles that use the highways are potential targets and weapons that terrorists or criminals could use to attack critical infrastructure or other assets."

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