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CHAPTER 5 Conclusion The CAPTA methodology is intended to help users identify high-consequence assets across multiple modes in their jurisdiction. It is a high-level examination of different assets assessed across an equal plane. The CAPTA system, when applied properly, is capable of providing an effec- tive capital budgeting tool to a transportation executive. The ability of the user to move quickly through the CAPTA system, and repeat the process using different consequence thresholds, yields a list of high-consequence assets meriting further attention. This method of assessing conse- quence and mitigation is time saving and efficient. CAPTA provides a flexible tool to match user risk levels and provides a cohesive first step in the analysis of assets. CAPTA provides the user with a means to mainstream a security program covering all haz- ards and threats. The institutionalization of resource allocation will promote the entrenchment of a sustainable security policy within an agency. Part I provides the underpinning of the methodology displayed and is intended to Establish CAPTA as a capital budgeting tool; Allow general comprehension of the system; Explain how the CAPTA system is integrated into the existing environment of risk assessment and vulnerability documents; Define the major terms, steps, assumptions, and equations of CAPTA; and Identify the primary users of the CAPTA system. Users of the system will use Part II, CAPTool User Guide, and the accompanying electronic model to conduct their analyses. They may refer to Part I for deeper understanding of why a step was formed, or how an equation affects the outcomes. 36