Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 36-03. New Technologies for Improving Safety Data

There is a continual need to improve the efficient collection of data required for successful safety programs at the state and municipal levels. The basic data desired include those for crash, roadway, and traffic. For agencies to be willing to collect such data, the benefits derived from the use of such data must outweigh the cost of data acquisition, storage, maintenance, and processing. The capabilities that currently exist with technologies vary in each of the three data categories (crash, roadway, and traffic). There are many safety analysis tools such as the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model, Safety Analyst, Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool, Highway Safety Manual, and GIS safety analysis tools that require data to operate. However, many agencies lack some of the data elements to take advantage of these tools and make better decisions about safety. Also, many agencies are not aware of the newer technologies and systems that can be used for collection of data. The synthesis will gather information on existing technologies and data sources for the acquisition, maintenance, and dissemination of crash, roadway inventory, and traffic operations data. The synthesis should include all technologies currently used in the collection and processing of data. It should also document the goals and objectives of any ongoing and proposed research and development efforts and identify what areas for which future research and development are needed.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $29000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Vehicle Monitoring Technologies, Incorporated

    Marietta, GA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ogle, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20041101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20070115
  • Source Data: RiP Project 9791

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460765
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:31PM