Transportation System Security and Safety

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

ARA developed a custom operable barrier design for the U.S. Tax Court Building through finite element analysis and comparison with test data. more

Airplane amid airport construction

ACRP 04-08: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas

ARA led the research to improve and validate models and to develop software for analyzing runway safety areas (RSAs). more

Airplane soaring above the clouds

ACRP 04-05: A Guidebook for Airport Safety Management Systems

ARA led the development of the guidebook for implementing airport safety management systems in the United States. more

Air traffic controller at control panel

FAA Human Factors Laboratory Technical Support

ARA provides technical support to the FAA Human Factors Laboratory for system and facility design, development, and human-machine interface... more

  • Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design
  • Airplane amid airport construction
  • Airplane soaring above the clouds
  • Air traffic controller at control panel

ARA solves problems of global importance in transportation safety and security, providing clients with the products and services they need to protect and maintain the resilience of critical infrastructure and resources.

We enhance infrastructure performance with advanced tools and technology, improving the safety of the traveling public and securing transportation systems against both manmade and naturally occurring threats and hazards. Our services include safety management systems, comprehensive risk assessments, innovative facility upgrades, full-spectrum threat alert sensor systems, and integrated custom software solutions that address a full range of security factors for all modes of transportation.

Our analytical modeling and high-fidelity simulations of road, rail, and air vehicles/systems have contributed to new safety standards, codes, and practices and improved crashworthiness and occupant survivability. We are proud to be a longstanding, trusted partner within the transportation community in solving critical security and safety needs.

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

ARA developed a custom operable barrier design for the U.S. Tax Court Building through finite element analysis and comparison with test data. more

Airplane amid airport construction

ACRP 04-08: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas

ARA led the research to improve and validate models and to develop software for analyzing runway safety areas (RSAs). more

Airplane soaring above the clouds

ACRP 04-05: A Guidebook for Airport Safety Management Systems

ARA led the development of the guidebook for implementing airport safety management systems in the United States. more

Air traffic controller at control panel

FAA Human Factors Laboratory Technical Support

ARA provides technical support to the FAA Human Factors Laboratory for system and facility design, development, and human-machine interface... more