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NCHRP 08-36/Task 97B [Final]

Towards Quantitative Safety Planning: Implementation Support
[ NCHRP 08-36 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $20,000
Research Agency: Cambridge Systematics
Principal Investigator: Susan Herbel
Effective Date: 3/3/2010
Completion Date: 6/2/2011
Comments: Completed. Results incorporated into NCHRP 08-36, Task 97A Final Report.

Background
 
NCHRP Project 08-44 produced a guidebook for MPOs and state DOTs to assist them in integrating safety into the transportation planning process. NCHRP 08-44(02) developed a suite of software programs, known as PLANSAFE, to enable safety forecasting for use during the planning process. Implementation of PLANSAFE in a pilot test in central Florida is occurring through NCHRP 08-36, Task 97A. Dr. Simon Washington of the University of California at Berkeley has been selected to conduct the pilot test.
 
This project will provide on site personnel in central Florida to ensure smooth and focused implementation of the software tools and to assist in implementing the project in the other 22 Florida MPOs with support from the MPOs themselves and/or the Florida Department of Transportation.  The research team will assist the local participants in learning how to appropriately implement the software; and the team plan a series of briefings with the other Florida MPOs at their quarterly meetings. This will lay the groundwork for continued application of the software tools.  The contributions of this project will be documented in the final report for NCHRP 08-36, Task 97A. 

The final report prepared for NCHRP 08-36, Task 97A is available HERE.



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