TSIP Process Improvement Phase II

The goals of this study are: (1) Identify best-practices related to the valuation of crash reduction benefits, and compare the effects of valuation policy decisions on the ranking of candidate projects in the selection process. (2) Identify other economic analysis methodology issues of concern to Iowa DOT and other stakeholders and develop best-practice recommendations to assure the consistency and transparency of the TSIP project selection process. (3) Identify sources of ongoing data for engineering economic analysis parameters so that the analysis tools used in the TSIP program can be kept up-to-date with minimal effort. (4) Coordinate revisions to the TSIP valuation methodology with other Iowa DOT safety analysis process updates, such as the crash prediction spreadsheet currently being developed by one of the agency’s consultants. (5) Assist Iowa DOT and other stakeholders in determining whether the TSIP application process should retain its current format, or be converted to an online application. The proposed work is comprised of the following tasks: Task 1. Form Technical Advisory Committee; Task 2. Conduct State-of-Practice Review; Task 3. Evaluate TSIP Crash Valuation Options; Task 4. Identify, Prioritize, and Evaluate Other Technical Issues; Task 5. Coordinate with Other Iowa DOT Safety Analysis Process Updates; Task 6. Conduct TSIP Application Automation Workshop; and Task 7. Prepare Final Project Report.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $50000
    • Contract Numbers:

      Add 661

      TSF-000-0(434)--92-00

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Project Managers:

      Worrel, Brian

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hans, Zach

    • Start Date: 20180701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01702863
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Add 661, TSF-000-0(434)--92-00
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 24 2019 12:48PM