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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

HSIP Rulemaking

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (89 FR 13000) to update the existing Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) regulations under 23 CFR part 924. All public comments on the HSIP NPRM should be submitted to the docket (no. FHWA-23-0045) at on or before April 22, 2024, for consideration in the development of the HSIP Final Rule. A summary of the HSIP NPRM major provisions, supplemental materials, information on webinars and other useful links are provided below.

Major Provisions

The purpose of the HSIP NPRM is to update the regulations to address the provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Pub. L. 117-58, also known as the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law" (BIL)) and reflect current priorities and state-of-practice. Specifically, FHWA proposed to update the HSIP regulations to incorporate the Safe System Approach, improve evaluation practices, streamline reporting efforts, and ensure States are collecting MIRE fundamental data elements. These changes will further strengthen and advance the safety and equity priorities of the DOT National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) and assist States with making safety gains designed to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries on the Nation's roads.

Supplemental Materials

To facilitate review of the HSIP NPRM, FHWA has prepared the following summary information. This information does not replace the contents of the NPRM; rather, it serves as a high-level summary. You are strongly encouraged to read the NPRM in its entirety to fully understand the FHWA's proposals.

HSIP NPRM Summary Sheet 
The HSIP NPRM summary sheet is a high-level summary of the HSIP NPRM's proposed changes.

HSIP NPRM Overview Presentation 
The HSIP NPRM overview presentation provides a detailed overview of the NPRM. It discusses the NPRM's major provisions and includes a section-by-section analysis of proposed changes. 



FHWA hosted a webinar to introduce the HSIP NPRM to the public on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET. 

Click here to view a recording of the webinar (use Passcode: C2h=GkY.). 


Additional information on BIL and the HSIP is available at the websites below.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Highway Safety Improvement Program