Safety Working Group

Safety of all users of the transportation system –people who drive, walk, bicycle, and ride the bus; as well as freight carriers – is a core function of all transportation agencies. Safety is a broad-ranging discipline that includes the design and operations of transportation facilities, human behavior, and legal issues. It is often classified around the “4 E’s” of traffic safety: engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency response/EMS. To help practitioners focus their resources, there are two statewide safety plans: the New York State Highway Safety Plan, the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s (GTSC) Highway Strategic Safety Plan, and the GTSC Grants Listing & Reports. These cooperatively-developed plans are data-driven and identify priority strategies across the 4 E’s to reduce fatalities and serious injuries. For more information on these safety plans, see the NYSAMPO Statewide Safety Plans Fact Sheet.

MPO transportation planners have a significant role to play in safety, from establishing safety objectives in the long range plan, to reviewing and analyzing data to identify safety issues, to programming funds to implement solutions. The Safety Working Group has adopted as its mission “to advance initiatives intended to preserve, maintain, and improve traffic safety for all users in New York State”. The group includes representatives of New York State’s MPOs, New York State DOT, New York State Police, local law enforcement, Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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SAFETY WORKING GROUP MEETINGS

The NYSMPOs Safety Working Group (SWG) meets monthly to share information and advance safety initiatives. Meeting documentation is also available for 2008, 2009, and 2010.

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SAFETY WORKING GROUP RESOURCES

General

Crash Data

NYSAMPO Fact Sheets

NYSAMPO Safety Assessment Project

National Resources

New York State Resources

MPOs and Local Government Resources

Safety Legislation