Improving Safety in Transit and Freight Operations: Development of a Safety Leadership Training Model to Improve Safety Culture

Over the past few years successive efforts to define, describe, measure and assess safety have culminated in the development of a reliable and valid assessment measure. The next step is to develop a comprehensive but practical approach, training model and implementation materials that can be used in transit and freight operations around the country to develop and promote more effective safety records. The proposed project will seek to seek to develop a training model and implementation plan and materials that can serve as a blueprint and road map for training leaders in transit and freight organizations to systematically promote and develop an effective safety culture. The first step will be to review existing approaches to the development of safety culture, Second, a pilot template will be proposed and discussed with key stakeholders. Feedback and best practices will be obtained and distilled into a workable format. A suitable pilot organization will be identified to participate in the implementation of the model. Finally, an evaluation of the a pilot implement of the model will be undertaken.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Institute

    University of Denver
    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sherry, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20190715
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-604

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712494
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2019 4:59PM