Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 56-19. Practices on Coordination of DOT Safety Activities and Governors Highway Safety Offices

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a key federal-aid initiative aimed at reducing fatalities and severe injuries on public roads. States choose and implement projects aligned with their Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) goals to reduce fatalities and serious injuries. While all states adhere to the required regulations, practices and evaluation methods vary. Recent federal highway authorizations have modified the HSIP. Typically, HSIP practitioners analyze state databases for fatal and injury crash data, identifying high crash locations for further analysis and implementation of appropriate safety improvements. These improvements can include various treatments such as capital projects, enforcement, education, planning, and research. Collaboration with stakeholders like Highway Safety Offices and Metropolitan Planning Organizations may be involved. Understanding other DOTs' project prioritization processes and funding sources allows states to optimize their HSIP allocations. A synthesis of program practices would demonstrate the effectiveness of DOTs in addressing safety priorities through HSIP, strategic planning, and program management aligned with SHSP and Highway Safety Office programs. The objective of this synthesis is to document how state DOTs incorporate Highway Safety Office practices and associated funding into their processes, including program structure, planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. The selection of countermeasures and projects is influenced by various factors such as the DOT's operational methods (e.g., district capital project development, organizational structure, capacity, contracting, planning, etc.).


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 56-19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    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:

    Nasri, Arefeh

  • Start Date: 20240531
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01920391
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 56-19
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 31 2024 8:36PM