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Noteworthy Practices Manual

For Local Agencies Implementing Federal-Aid Highway Safety Improvement Program Projects

REFERENCES

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Source: FHWA

Introduction

  1. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2015. Highway Statistics 2014. Public Road Length - 2014, Miles By Ownership. https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics/2014/hm10.cfm. Accessed November 20, 2017.
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 2015. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx. Accessed November 20, 2017.

Case Study 1 – Strategic Highway Safety Plan Involvement

  1. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2013. New Jersey Highway Safety Improvement Program 2013 Annual Report. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/reports/pdf/2013/nj.pdf. Accessed November 6, 2018.
  2. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2014. New Jersey Highway Safety Improvement Program 2014 Annual Report. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/reports/pdf/2014/nj.pdf. Accessed November 6, 2018.
  3. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2015. New Jersey Highway Safety Improvement Program 2015 Annual Report. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/reports/pdf/2015/nj.pdf. Accessed November 6, 2018.
  4. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2016. New Jersey Highway Safety Improvement Program 2016 Annual Report. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/reports/pdf/2016/nj.pdf. Accessed November 6, 2018.
  5. New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). 2015. New Jersey Strategic Highway Safety Plan. https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/safety/pdf/2015strategichighwaysafetyplan.pdf. Accessed July 27, 2017.
  6. North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). 2013. North Dakota’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan. September.

Case Study 2 – Crash Mapping Analysis Tool

  1. Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT). Crash Mapping Analysis Tool. https://icat.iowadot.gov/. Accessed May 2020.
  2. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2015. Minnesota Crash Mapping Analysis Tool. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/mncmat2.html. Accessed April 2015.

Case Study 3 – HSIP Application Guidance Document

  1. New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT). 2012. Strategic Highway Safety Plan. https://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/documents/2012_2016_strategic_highway_safety_plan_single_pages_suitable_for_printing.pdf. Accessed November 30, 2018.
  2. New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT). 2013. Highway Safety Improvement Program Manual and Guidance. https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/highwaydesign/hwysafetyimprovements/documents/hsip_nhguidance_122013.pdf. Accessed November 30, 2018.
  3. New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT). 2017. Highway Safety Improvement webpage. https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/highwaydesign/hwysafetyimprovements. Accessed August 17, 2017.

Case Study 4 – HSIP Application Preparation Assistance

  1. Kuntz, Shawn, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). 2016. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  2. Leuer, Derek, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2016. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  3. North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). 2017. Local Road Safety Program. https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/safety/docs/LSRP/VIEW_CentralRegion_Agency_BottineauCounty.pdf. Accessed November 30, 2018.

Case Study 5 – Safety Training for Local Agencies

  1. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2014a. Improving Safety on Rural Local and Tribal Roads - Safety Toolkit. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/local_rural/training/fhwasa14072/isrltrst.pdf. Accessed September 18, 2017.
  2. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2014b. Crash Modification Factor (CMF) Clearinghouse. http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/tools/crf/resources/. Modified October 2014.
  3. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2017. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/. Accessed September 18, 2017. Lois Goldman, New Jersey.
  4. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2015. Traffic Safety Fundamentals Handbook. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/trafficsafety/reference/2015-mndot-safety-handbook-large.pdf. Accessed September 18 2017.
  5. North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). 2016. New Jersey Highway Safety Improvement Program Manual. https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/safety/pdf/2016hsipmanual.pdf. Accessed November 30, 2018.
  6. North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). 2016b. Internal Database.

Case Study 6 – Local HSIP Advisory Committee

  1. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). 2015. California Strategic Highway Safety Plan 2015-2019. http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/shsp/docs/SHSP15_Update.pdf. Accessed September 18, 2017.
  2. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). 2017. Database. https://www.nhtsa.gov/research-data/fatality-analysis-reporting-system-fars. Accessed September 25, 2017.
  3. Kochevar, Ken, Caltrans. 2017. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  4. Mattox, Mark, Town of Paradise. 2016. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  5. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2005. Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations. Chapter 3. Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-100. September.

Case Study 8 – Local Agency Safety Program

  1. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). 2017a. Local Agency Traffic Safety Academy. http://www.tampabaytrafficsafety.com/LATSA/SitePages/Home.aspx. Accessed October 9, 2017.
  2. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). 2017b. Florida Department of Transportation’s District Seven Design-Build Pushbutton Contract. http://www.tampabaytrafficsafety.com/DBPB/_layouts/15/start.aspx. Accessed October 23, 2017.
  3. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2013. Safety Summit Yields Tenfold Increase in Number of Safety Applications Submitted by Local Agencies - Florida. https://rspcb.safety.fhwa.dot.gov/noteworthy/html/localrural_fl1.aspx?id=96. Accessed October 9, 2017.

Case Study 9 – Support for Road Safety Assessments

  1. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2014. Road Safety Audits (RSA). https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/rsa/. Accessed May 2020.
  2. Sheehan, Timothy, Safety Design Unit Chief Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering for Illinois Department of Transportation. 2017. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.

Case Study 10 – Local Road Safety Plans

  1. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2008. Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
  2. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2014. Final Report for the Minnesota County Roadway Safety Plans. January.
  3. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Facts about Crashes, Budget, Fatality Rates. Database. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/publ/triviacard/. Accessed February 11, 2018.
  4. North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). 2013. North Dakota Strategic Highway Safety Plan. September.
  5. North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). 2015. North Dakota Local Road Safety Program. June.
  6. Vizecky, Mark, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2017. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  7. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2018. Safety Plan Handout. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/trafficsafety/county/tzd-handout-final.pdf. Accessed October 15, 2018.

Case Study 11 – Systemic Safety Evaluation

  1. Davis, Scott, Traffic Engineering and Operations Manager, Thurston County. 2016. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  2. U.S. Federal Highway Association (FHWA). 2013. Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/systemic/fhwasa13019/sspst.pdf. Accessed September 19, 2017.
  3. Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC). 2016. Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan. https://wtsc.wa.gov/target-zero/. Accessed September 19, 2017.

Case Study 12 – Environmental Documentation Assistance

  1. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2017. State Aid for Local Transportation, Environmental Forms & Information. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/environmental-forms.html. Accessed September 19, 2017.

Case Study 13 – Bundled Project Strategy

  1. Tasa, Lou, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2017. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.

Case Study 14 – Local Safety Engineering Assistance Program

  1. North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). 2013. The Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads Programs. http://www.njtpa.org/getmedia/42817bbf-6fcf-4c8b-a7c1-910c4174e9a7/LSP_revised.pdf.aspx. Accessed September 21, 2017.
  2. Mittman, Christine, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). 2017. Personal Communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  3. North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). 2017. NJTPA Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads Program webpage. https://www.njtpa.org/localsafety.aspx. Accessed May 2020.

Case Study 15 – Dedicated HSIP Funding Support for Local System Safety Projects

  1. Bray, Tim, Crow Wing County. 2016. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  2. Devoe, Eric, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2016. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  3. Kuntz, Shawn, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). 2016. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.

Case Study 16 – Comprehensive Approach to Local Road Safety

  1. OH. 2016. Ohio Highway Safety Improvement Program 2016 Annual Report. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/reports/pdf/2016/oh.pdf. Accessed October 23, 2017.
  2. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). 2014. Rural Consultation Process. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/SPR/StatewidePlanning/Documents/ODOT%20Rural%20Consultation%20Process.pdf. Accessed October 23, 2017.
  3. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). 2017a. Township Safety Sign Grant Program. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/LocalPrograms/Pages/Township_Safety_Sign_Grant_Program.aspx. Accessed November 30, 2018.
  4. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). 2017b. Highway Safety Improvement Program - Funding Application Process. https://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/ProgramManagement/HighwaySafety/HSIP/Pages/Funding-Application-Process.aspx. Access Date of October 23, 2017.
  5. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). 2017c. ODOT District Map and Contact Information. https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/about-us/districts. Accessed October 23, 2017.
  6. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). 2017d. Program Resource Guide. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/LocalPrograms/Documents/ProgramResourceGuide.pdf. Accessed October 23, 2017.
  7. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). 2017e. Other Highway Safety Programs. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/ProgramManagement/HighwaySafety/HSIP/Documents/Other%20Safety%20Programs.pdf. Accessed February 8, 2018.

Case Study 17 – New Data-driven Approach to Support Safety Countermeasures with Short Service Lives

  1. Stein, Will, U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2017. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.
  2. Vizecky, Mark, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 2017. Personal communication with Howard Preston/CH2M HILL.

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