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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

HSIP National Scan Tour

fhwasa16024_0.pdf (3.71 MB)

March 2016

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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Highway Safety Improvement Program National Scan Tour

5. Report Date

March 2016

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Authors

Scott Kuznicki, Bruce Ibarguen, Jennifer Symoun (Toxcel), Peter Pavao

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB)
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 700
Vienna, VA 22182-2626

Toxcel, LLC
7140 Heritage Village Plaza
Gainesville, VA 20155

10. Work Unit No.

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH61-10-D-00022 (VHB)

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

April 2015 - March 2016

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes:

The contract manager for this report was Karen Scurry

16. Abstract

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core Federal-aid program with the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned facilities. In its efforts to ensure that the program investment produces an optimal outcome, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) conducted a scan tour of HSIP practices in the fall of 2015, visiting Alaska, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, and Utah. The purpose of the Scan Tour was to identify notable practices in the areas of HSIP administration, planning, implementation and evaluation in high-performing States with the goal of sharing this information among all the States. The Scan Tour findings highlighted a number of notable practices related to: documenting HSIP processes; coordinating with internal and external partners; understanding the relationship between the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) and HSIP; making data-driven safety decisions; using advanced safety analysis methods and tools; addressing local road needs; considering all four "E's"; establishing multi-year plan and budget; and identifying opportunities to streamline project delivery.

17. Key Words

HSIP, highway safety improvement program, safety data, roadway inventory data, traffic data, data collection, crash data, SHSP, strategic highway safety plan

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

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22. Price

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