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The Safety Dance: Celebrating Vision Zero Successes and Expanding to Smaller Communities

This session is a compendium of topic areas within Vision Zero, intended to highlight the success of ongoing research and implementation projects from FHWA and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, as well as to highlight approaches being undertaken to expand Vision Zero and highway safety strategies into smaller communities.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe some of the trends supported by recent crash and fatality data
  • Identify Vision Zero resources developed or in development by the Federal Highway Administration and the Texas Transportation Institute
  • Apply proven Vision Zero design and operations strategies to small and medium community environments
Facilitator:
Carissa McQuiston, Non-Motorized Safety Engineering Specialist, Michigan DOT, Lansing, MI
Speakers:
  • Countermeasures and Strategies That Save Lives
    Michael Griffith, Director, Office of Safety Technologies, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
  • The Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of Traffic Fatalities in the U.S
    Robert Wunderlich, Director, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
  • Safety Performance Functions for Rural Two-Lane County Road Segments
    Steven Stapleton, Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Identifying Location-Specific Safety Needs for Local Agencies in Michigan
    Gentjan Heqimi, Graduate Engineer, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Bloomfield Hills, MI