Briefings and Training Materials for Implementation of the Highway Safety Manual, Second Edition

The objectives of this research are to develop: (1) A comprehensive HSM modular training course and electronic-based training based on chapters and/or technical use cases, such as, but not limited to, planning phase, project development, design alternatives and exceptions. The training course should be flexible and in formats such as instructor based and self-taught based, and adaptable for engineering and planning disciplines, experience level, and course duration. (2) A package of electronic analysis tools building on existing available tools to illustrate and support use of the HSM, Second Edition. These tools should be incorporated in the modular training course. (3) Briefing materials for implementing the HSM, Second Edition within a transportation agency intended for a managerial and executive-level audience. The briefing materials shall be adaptable to a varied audience, including AASHTO Committees, and a variety of organizations. The products should address a broad range of issues in order to support the appropriate implementation of the HSM, Second Edition that can be used to: (1) Explain the significant changes in content (new material and revisions) and organization reflected in the Second Edition compared to the First Edition. (2) Illustrate and reinforce how to apply content in real-world projects in order to facilitate proper and consistent application and ease of use within projects for all facility types. (3) Inform and reinforce the value the HSM, Second Edition will bring to a wide range of roadway planning, design and operations activities. The training materials will also need to be able to reach a wide range of professional audiences including: (1) Technical engineering and planning practitioners responsible for implementing the HSM across programs and projects. (2) Managers providing direct oversight to staff and/or consultants managing projects implementing the HSM and/or conducting the analyses. (3) Private and public sector engineers/analysts charged with conducting the technical HSM analysis for projects at various stages of the project development process. (4) State, local, and other transportation agencies. (5) University faculty to facilitate education of the next generation of engineers and planners. The briefing materials will also need to be able to reach a wide range of professional audiences including: (1) Administrative personnel and high-level decision makers in public agencies. (2) Organizations considering implementing the HSM. (3) State, local, and other transportation agencies facing implementation challenges such as, but not limited to, data and/or resource availability. (4) Managers providing direct oversight to staff and/or consultants managing projects implementing the HSM and/or conducting the analyses.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-83

  • 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:

    Derr, B

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
  • Principal Investigators:

    Raghavan, Srinivasan

  • Start Date: 20171212
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201212
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40848

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598997
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-83
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 12 2016 1:00AM