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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Evaluation of Low Cost Safety Improvements Transportation Pooled Fund Study (ELCSI-PFS) (8 Project Titles)

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-05-0011
Project Abstract:

The pooled fund study was established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2004 with a goal of developing reliable estimates of the safety effectiveness, or crash modification factors (CMFs), for low-cost safety improvement strategies. The initial study had 24 State participants, and was to end in 2010. Fifteen years later, ELCSI-PFS has 41 member States, and has produced more than 60 products. This Study is a nationwide effort to save lives and prevent injuries with low-cost solutions. This research develops reliable estimates of the effectiveness of the safety and operational improvements identified by the ELCSI-PFS Advisory Committee (TAC). These estimates are determined by conducting scientifically rigorous before-and-after evaluations at sites in the United States, where these strategies are being implemented. The ELCSI-PFS facilitates technology transfer and knowledge sharing among State members and FHWA stakeholders. Studies Include: 1) enhanced shoulder or in-lane delineation and marking for sharp curves; 2) enhanced delineation along the curve; 3) advanced warning of unexpected changes in horizontal alignment; 4) dynamic curve warning system; 5) traffic calming at small-town intersections; 6) offset left-turn lanes; 7) advance street name signing; 8) combinations of shoulder and centerline rumble strips/stripes; and 9) lane width/shoulder width combinations.

Research HUB ID:
2671
Project Status:
Active
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$3,150,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
FHWA Program Area:
  • Safety
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Safety

Contact Information

First Name:
Roya
Last Name:
Amjadi
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3383
Email Address:
Team:
Safety Data and Analysis Team
Office:
Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development
Office Code:
HRSO-20

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development and Technology - Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead
Contact:

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development and Technology - Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact
Contact:

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Contact Role:
Project Contact
Contact: