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ELCSI-PFS 2014 TAC Meeting Agenda


FHWA Evaluation of Low Cost Safety Improvements Pooled Fund Study

2014 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

NHI Facility (Virginia Room), Arlington, Virginia

June 4–5, 2014

DAY 1:  Wednesday, June 4

Morning Session – 8:30 AM ET

Welcome and Introductions

  • Welcome [Monique Evans and Roya Amjadi, FHWA]
  • Introductions
  • Review of Study Mission, Objectives, and History and Meeting Overview [Kim Eccles, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.  (VHB)]

Lane Departure

  • Shoulder and Edgeline Rumble Strips in Combination
    • Final Results of Evaluation [Craig Lyon, Persaud & Lyon]
    • Peer Exchange – Experience in Your State 


Lane Departure (Cont’d)

  • Rumble Strips and Cable Median Barrier in Combination 
    • Preliminary Results of Evaluation [Raghavan Srinivasan, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (UNC-HSRC)]
    • Peer Exchange – Experience in Your State
  • California’s Roadway Departure Safety Improvement Plan [Thomas Schriber, Caltrans]

Safety through Better Design

  • Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection (RCUT) Evaluation – Update on Progress [Jon Soika, VHB]
  • Continuous Green-T – Study Design and Schedule [Eric Donnell, Penn State]
  • Access Management [Frank Gross, VHB]
    • Results of FHWA Evaluation
    • Using the Data to Further the ELCSI–PFS objectives
  • Peer Exchange – Experience in Your State

Lunch – 12:00 PM ET

Afternoon Session – 1:00 PM ET

Pedestrian Safety

  • Evaluation of Pedestrian Countdown Signals – Update [Daniel Carter, UNC-HSRC]
  • FHWA Programs to Address Pedestrian Safety [Tamara Redmon, FHWA]
  • New York’s Pedestrian Safety Corridors [Rob Limoges, New York State Department of Transportation]
  • Observations of Pedestrian and Motorist Compliance at Pedestrian Crossings [Shawn Troy, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)]
  • Peer Exchange – Experience in Your State 


Wrong Way Driving

  • ATSSA Efforts [Roger Wentz, The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)]
  • Rhode Island Experience [Bob Rocchio, Rhode Island DOT]
  • Michigan Efforts [Mark Bott, Michigan DOT]
  • Peer Exchange – Experience in Your State

Improving the Science of Crash Modification Factors

  • December Technical Experts Meeting and White Paper [Bhagwant Persaud, Persaud & Lyon]
  • Related FHWA efforts [Karen Scurry, FHWA]


Signalized Intersection Safety

  • Update on Florida’s Systemic Intersection Safety Improvement Program (ISIP) [Joe Santos, Florida DOT]
  • Impacts of Flashing Yellow Arrow in North Carolina [Shawn Troy, NCDOT] 
  • Peer Exchange – Experience in Your State 

Future Direction of the Study, Part I

  • TAC Ballot Discussion [Jon Soika, VHB]

Adjourn Day 1 – 5:30 PM ET

DAY 2:  Thursday, June 5

Morning Session – 8:30 AM ET

Notable FHWA Efforts

  • FHWA Traffic Control Devices Pooled Fund Updates [Jim Shurbutt, FHWA]
  • Road Weather and Work Zone Best Practices [Paul Pisano, FHWA]

Unsignalized Intersection Safety

  • Intersection Conflict Warning Systems
    • Preliminary Results [Frank Gross, VHB]
    • Experiences and Lessons Learned – Expert Panel 
  • Reflectorized STOP Sign Posts in Huron County, MI [Mark Bott, Michigan DOT] 
  • Unsignalized Intersection Improvement Guide [Jon Soika, VHB]


Safety Program Management

  • MAP-21 and Safety Performance Measurement [Keith Williams, FHWA]
  • Interactive Discussion – Establishing Targets and Framework for Measurement
  • County-level SHSPs in Missouri [John Miller, Missouri DOT]
  • Applying Safety Analyses to General Project Development in Kentucky [Tracy Lovell, KYTC]
  • Peer Exchange – Experience in Your State

Lunch – 12:00 PM ET

Afternoon Session – 1:00 PM ET

Pavement and Delineation

  • ELCSI-PFS Phase VI, Final Results [Bhagwant Persaud, Persaud & Lyon]
  • New Continuous Pavement Friction Research Project in Virginia [Stephen Read, VDOT]
  • Edge Line Rumble StripEs on Curves [Frank Gross, VHB]
  • Wet-Reflective Markings, Evaluation Update [Craig Lyon, Persaud & Lyon]
  • Louisiana’s Experience with Raised Pavement Markers [April Renard, LaDOTD]

Future Direction of the Study, Part II

  • TAC Ballot Discussion [Jon Soika, VHB]

Closing Remarks


Tour of Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Human Factors Labs

  • Highway Driving Simulator
  • MiniSim Driving Simulator
  • Sign Lab

Adjourn Meeting and Depart for Airports and Hotel – 4:15 PM ET

Last updated: Monday, December 2, 2019