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Safety Data Management, Governance, and Integration

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The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) called for advancing the capabilities of States for safety data collection, integration, and analysis to support data-driven decision-making in program planning and performance management (including safety performance management). MAP-21 acknowledged the importance of using multiple data sources to understand highway safety performance and to make effective decisions regarding resource allocation for highway safety. To do this, State safety data systems should be sufficient to guide the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) processes, including analyses and evaluations identified in MAP-21 and continued in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act also extended the requirements to address data needed on unpaved roads.

FHWA provided guidance on the capabilities a State's safety data system should have in order to support analyses and evaluations in the Transportation reauthorization bills, including: (1) types of roadways, (2) types of data, (3) geolocating safety data to a common highway basemap, (4) analysis and evaluation capabilities, and (5) the Fundamental Data Elements (FDE) of the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE).

States’ safety data are a confederation of various data sources from across multiple business units in a DOT and across multiple agencies outside of the DOT. Crash, roadway, and traffic data (the three core safety data sources) should be linkable by geolocation (i.e., a unique location identifier on a highway base map). States should establish data standards so that the location of crashes, roadway elements, and traffic data are consistent with the most current basemap.

Wondering how you will meet these requirements? What tools are available? How you will coordinate the efforts of the State DOT, local agencies, law enforcement, health services, MPO’s, and traffic record coordinating committees (TRCCs)?

Learning Objectives
This webinar will present the guides and help to:

  • Answer the questions on how to plan and manage these multi-agency data collection efforts.
  • Describe the benefits of Data Business Planning for safety data integration.
  • Explain practical approaches to data integration, data governance, and data management.
  • Highlight case studies from states that have piloted these procedures.
  • Provide sample memoranda of understanding (MOUs) that can be used when carrying out a data integration plan or data management and governance.
  • Present success stories and lessons learned from several State, Tribal, and local initiatives
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  • Dr. Bob Scopatz

    Dr. Bob Scopatz holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and has worked in safety data improvement for over 30 years. His current projects include two major FHWA Office of Safety Initiatives on Safety Data Integration Business Planning and Safety Data Business Planning. He has worked with over ¾ of States in the US on projects including Traffic Records Assessments, Crash Data Improvement Program (CDIP) reports, Traffic Records Strategic Plans, and State Safety Data Capabilities Assessments.

  • Stuart Thompson, P.E.

    Stuart Thompson is a Transportation Specialist at FHWA, Office of Safety. His primary focus is working to eliminate fatal and severe injuries.

April 19, 2018
Thu 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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