Incorporation of the Human Factors Guide into Transportation Agency Practices

NCHRP Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems (HFG) was developed to assist transportation agencies to provide a roadway environment that appropriately suits users’ capabilities and limitations. The HFG compiles knowledge on humans’ visual, cognitive, and other abilities into guidelines to assist practitioners in making design and operation decisions about the roadway environment that meet users’ needs. A communications, marketing, and implementation plan will help increase awareness of the HFG, including the updated content developed under NCHRP Projects 17-80 and 22-46, will promote use of the existing resources to support implementation, and will help identify additional implementation needs. The objective of this research is to develop an implementation plan, along with related tools, communications, marketing, and other related resources (such as additional primers, case studies, etc.) to support increased awareness and use of HFG to support expanded consideration of human factors in decisions concerning the roadway system. Anticipated tasks include (1) existing human factors research; (2) development of plans to promote widespread usage of the HFG; (3) development of outreach materials for AASHTO, TRB committees, and state DOTs to achieve the same; (4) development of resources for state DOT implementation; and (5) identification of additional resources needed to support HFG implementation.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $450000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-130

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Zhao, Yi

  • Start Date: 20230731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01889422
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-130
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2023 4:26PM