Develop a detailed plan to collect and evaluate the data necessary to achieve the research objective, including how to address any identified deficiencies in the available data or encountered problems with the data collection effort;
Analyze the collected data to develop CMFs;
Quantify the benefits and associated costs for the deployment of ATSPM signal timing and develop safety benefit/cost ratio case studies. The case studies shall be approved by NCHRP; and
Develop a roadmap for possible inclusion in the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual or Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse. The roadmap should consist of a strategy including goals, necessary steps and their timing, and a rationale for its deployment.
Task 5. Prepare Interim Report No. 1 that documents Tasks 1 through 4 and provides an updated work plan for the remainder of the research no later than 6 months after contract award. The updated plan must describe the process and rationale for the work proposed for Phases II and III.
Phase II – Development of Methodology
Task 6. Execute methodology proposed in Task 4 according to the approved Interim Report No.1.
Task 7. Prepare Interim Report No. 2 that documents Task 6 and provides an updated work plan for the remainder of the research. The updated plan must describe the process and rationale for the work proposed for Phase III.
Phase III – Final Deliverables
Task 8. Develop and conduct webinars to present the CMFs and other key findings of the research to the AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations, AASHTO Committee on Safety, and the AASHTO Technical Committee on Roadside Safety.
Task 9. Revise the presented materials to the AASHTO committees taking into account feedback gathered during the webinars and submit a recorded webinar as a deliverable.
Task 10. Prepare final deliverables including: (1) conduct of research that documents the entire research effort, (2) the recorded webinars from Task 8, (3) a stand-alone technical brief for the use of ATSPM and related CMFs, and a roadmap for possible inclusion in the Highway Safety Manual or Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse, and (4) a stand-alone technical memorandum titled “Implementation of Research Findings and Products.”
STATUS: Proposals have been received in response to the RFP. The project panel will meet to select a contractor to perform the work.