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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

Assessment of Local Road Safety Funding, Training, and Technical Assistance

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Federal Highway Administration
Office of Safety


August 2013


This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the information contained in this document. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers’ names may appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the objective of the document.

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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient’s Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
Assessment of Local Road Safety Funding, Training, and Technical Assistance
5. Report Date
August 2013
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)
Danena Gaines, Ph.D., Nicole Waldheim, Susan Herbel, Ph.D.
8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
100 CambridgePark Drive, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02140

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Safety
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Technical Report
9-21-2010 through 7-30-13

14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
16. Abstract

The purpose of this report is to summarize State DOT practices for delivering safety funding and resources to local entities for road safety improvement projects. These practices were identified in large part through a questionnaire administered to State DOTs during this assessment. This report identifies model local road safety practices that can be implemented by State DOTs, local practitioners (i.e., public works directors, transportation directors, county engineers, transportation planners, and elected officials), Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP), and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in any State.

17. Key Words
Local road safety, off-system safety, local technical assistance program (LTAP)
18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions
19. Security Classif. (of this report)
20. Security Classif. (of this page)
21. No. of Pages
22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)   Reproduction of completed pages authorized