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Rosemarie Anderson, Federal Highway Administration, at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference.

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  1. 1. National Rural Transportation Conference Safety Initiatives April 25, 2012
  2. 2. FHWAStrategic Goals are:• National Leadership - FHWA leads in developing and advocating solutions to national transportation needs.• System Performance - The Nation’s highway system provides safe, reliable, effective, and sustainable mobility for all users.• Program Delivery - Federal Highway Programs are effectively and consistently delivered through successful partnerships, value-added stewardship, and risk-based oversight.• Corporate Capacity - Organizational resources are optimally deployed to meet today and tomorrow’s mission. 2
  3. 3. FHWA SafetyStrategic Objective 2 – Performance Improvements -Make significant improvements to critical aspects ofhighway system performance and condition.• Continue to improve system performance in safety and travel time reliability for the movement of people and freight, while reducing harmful emissions and fostering livable communities• NPM: Fatality Rate (2013 Target: 1.03 fatalities per hundred million vehicle miles traveled). 3
  4. 4. FHWA SafetyNational Initiatives:• Promote and measure the use of data-driven approaches and resources (e.g., Highway Safety Manual, Crash Modification Factors clearinghouse, Systemic Safety Management selection tool) to identify and prioritize safety projects. Integrate data-driven approaches and resources into project selection, design, and construction processes• Expand implementation of proven safety countermeasures, with an emphasis on those States and Federal lands with a relevant safety challenge• Evaluate and enhance the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) processes using tools and techniques appropriate to State needs• Implement the newly enhanced focused approach for the safety programs (e.g., Intersections, Pedestrians, and Roadway Departure) by delivering training and technical assistance to Divisions, State DOTs, and other partners. 4
  5. 5. FHWA SafetyData and Analysis Tools• 5
  6. 6. FHWA SafetyProven safety countermeasures includes:• Safety Edge• Roundabouts• Corridor Access Management• Backplates with Retroreflective Borders• Longitudinal Rumble Strips and Stripes on 2-Lane Roads• Enhanced Delineation and Friction for Horizontal Curves• Medians and Pedestrian Crossing Islands in Urban and Suburban Areas• Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon• "Road Diets" (Roadway Reconfiguration) 6
  7. 7. FHWA SafetyHSIP & SHSP• HSIP - to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads through the implementation of infrastructure- related highway safety improvements.• SHSP - a statewide-coordinated safety plan that provides a comprehensive framework for reducing highway fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. 7
  8. 8. FHWA SafetyThe Focused Approach to Safety• Additional resources to eligible high priority States such as people, time, tools and training• Roadway Departure, Intersection Crashes, Pedestrian Crashes 8