Promoting CSET Outreach Activities through Safety Data Management and Analysis in RITI Communities

Communities in Rural, Isolated, Tribal, or Indigenous (RITI) areas are considered disadvantaged from a transportation safety perspective. Safety approaches must be developed that are sensitive to heritage, traditional ways of knowing and learning, and the preservation of culture. Culturally sensitive solutions are needed that will reduce RITI injuries and fatalities. It is important to better understand travelers’ attitudes and preferences in RITI communities based on their general and unique travel modes. However, it is widely recognized that traffic safety data are simply not available for some RITI communities in Washington State, which impeded deeper understanding of travelers’ traditional adhesion and cultural heterogeneity in RITI communities and their impacts on RITI safety regulation, policy compliance. Transportation safety data collection, management, integration, improvement, and analysis activities are integral to develop a robust data program and lead to more informed decision makings, better targeted safety investments, and overall improved safety outcomes. Without sufficient data or data management systems, communities are not eligible to receive funds for safety improvements. There is a critical need to develop connections with RITI communities and engage relevant parties to improve and enhance safety data collection, management, and analysis activities through outreach activities. This project will develop outreach connections with RITI communities and engage relevant parties in Washington State. This project is helpful to foster relationships with people who value sense of communities and want to improve transportation safety in RITI area in Washington State, and develop a comprehensive understanding of needs and priorities with regard to safety data management and analysis for RITI communities.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $157,500
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747129

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Project Managers:

      Connor, Billy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zeng, Ziqiang

      Wang, Yinhai

    • Start Date: 20170901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01653285
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Safety Equity in Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747129
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Dec 5 2017 5:09PM