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Alabama Creates Safety Planning Tools for MPOs

Summary from: Roadway Safety Data Program | Alabama’s Safety Planning Tool for MPOs | FHWA-SA-17-015

Publication Year: 2016


Background

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) led the effort to develop ALSAFE, a spreadsheet-based safety tool that can be used for short- and long-range transportation safety planning. ALDOT developed ALSAFE to serve as a safety planning tool for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The short-range planning process allows MPOs to develop benchmarks and performance measures, evaluate crash trends and patterns, and identify potential countermeasures for further evaluation. The long-range planning component of ALSAFE provides predictive equations to estimate changes in crash frequency or severity influenced by area-wide planning characteristics. ALDOT is currently conducting Phase II of the ALSAFE project, where ALDOT will replicate the ALSAFE tool and process for three more MPOs.

Read the Case Study Alabama’s Safety Planning Tool for MPOs for more detailed information.

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Contacts

Stuart Thompson
FHWA Office of Safety
202-366-8090
Stuart.Thompson@dot.gov

Publication Year: 2016

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