Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems-Phase IV

The TRB Joint Subcommittee on "International Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems," AND10(2), was created to help plan the development of a human factors guideline for road systems that highway designers and traffic engineers could readily use in their work. NCHRP 17-18(8), <em>Comprehensive Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems</em> was initiated in 2001 and provided the framework for the guideline and two chapters. The project was completed on January 31, 2005. NCHRP Project 17-31 began in August 2005 to develop additional chapters and integrate them with the work completed under Project 17-18(8). The Project 17-31 contractor developed a style guide for the Guideline, refined Chapters 1 through 5 from NCHRP Project 17-8(8), and prepared four new chapters: signalized intersections, unsignalized intersections, work zones, and horizontal curves. Project 17-31 was completed in August 2008. The work completed under project 17-31 has been published as NCHRP Reports 600A and 600B. NCHRP Project 17-41 started in March 2008 and is developing 5 additional chapters. The completion date for this project is March 2010. With the completion of Project 17-41 there are 7 chapters remaining to be completed. The Human Factors Guide (HFG) is intended to be a resource document for highway designers, traffic engineers, and other practitioners. The purpose of the HFG is to provide the best factual information and insight on road users' characteristics, in a useful format, to facilitate safe roadway design and operational decisions. The impetus behind this effort was the recognition that current design references have limitations in providing the practitioner with adequate guidance for incorporating road user needs and capabilities when dealing with design and operational issues. The work of this Joint Subcommittee is being coordinated with the development of the Highway Safety Manual being overseen by the TRB Task Force to Develop a Highway Safety Manual (HSM). The first edition of the HSM is expected to be produced after the completion of NCHRP Project 17-36 in January 2009. While the HSM includes one section of a chapter on human factors, it will provide only a broad scope and not include guidelines. The objective of this project is to complete the development of the Human Factors Guide. The following tasks would be conducted: (1) literature review, (2) develop a list of topics under each chapter, (3) prepare annotated outline for each guideline, (4) develop draft guidelines, and (5) develop final guidelines.<div></div><div></div>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $499941.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-47

  • 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:

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    Battelle Human Affairs

    Seattle, WA  United States  00000-0000
  • Principal Investigators:

    Campbell, John

  • Start Date: 20091022
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 22366

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464187
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-47
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:37PM