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The All Roads Transportation Safety Program (formerly known as Jurisdictionally Blind Safety Program) is designed to address safety needs on all public roads in Oregon. Only by cooperating with local road jurisdictions can ODOT expect to:
The program will be data driven to achieve the greatest benefits in crash reduction and should be blind to jurisdiction.
In late 2012, ODOT reached out to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties to agree upon principles for a jurisdictionally blind program. The Memorandum of Understanding documents the agreement between the agencies to apply federal highway funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program to roads managed by Oregon counties and cities.
The Memorandum of Understanding outlines the principles agreed to and some of the Federal requirements for HSIP funds, a few of which are:
Implementing the All Roads Transportation Safety Program, will take careful planning and work to determine the process. To maintain commitments in the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for 2013-2015 and because the development of 2016-2018 STIP was well underway, it was decided to start the All Roads Transportation Safety Program in 2017. Meanwhile ODOT implemented a transition plan for 2014-2016. The transition was developed to bridge the gap. Funding for the “Transition” was allocated to primarily focus on a few systemic low cost fixes that can be implemented in the shorter timeframe on non-state roads.
The documents listed below explain the new All Roads Transportation Safety Program in greater detail.PowerPoint PresentationWord Document The entire program will be data driven and based on benefit cost analysis. Benefit cost analysis factors in the amount of crashes, crash reduction factors and project costs. The program will prioritize projects based on benefit cost ratios - which locations will get the most crash reduction for the cost of the project.
ODOT is providing a fixed set of CRFs in order to allow for all projects to be evaluated consistently and fairly throughout the project selection process. The CRF list and supplement is listed below. Also listed is a form for submitting proposed CRFs not included in the list.
The traditional approach to safety is to identify “hotspot” locations and then identify measures to implement by diagnosing the “hotspot”. ODOT hired a consultant to create a draft list of potential hotspot projects (prioritized based on benefit cost ratios) for all roads in each Region identifying locations and the appropriate countermeasures. Hotspot final report can be downloaded from the links below: Hotspot Final Report Hotspot Final Report - Appendix
The systemic approach identifies a few proven low-cost measures to be widely implemented, then implements the measures where there is evidence that they would be most useful. The systemic measures have been proven to successfully reduce the occurrence of fatal and serious injury crashes. The process for Systemic projects was an application-based process. Local Agencies and ODOT Regions submitted applications for systemic projects in three focus areas:
Projects were prioritized based on benefit cost ratio (for roadway departure and intersections projects) and cost-effectiveness index (pedestrian/bicycle projects).
Listed below is the Benefit Cost Analysis spreadsheet that will be used in the applications using Roadway Departure and Intersection systemic countermeasures.
Benefit Cost Analysis Form
Listed below is the Cost-Effectiveness Index Analysis spreadsheet that will be used in the applications using Pedestrian/Bicycle systemic countermeasures.
Use the following cost estimator worksheet will be used in the applications for all three areas of systemic improvements.
Use the following links to access ODOT reported crashes and associated tools for crash analysis.
ODOT Reported Crashes
Crash Decoder Tool
Oregon Adjustable Safety Index System
To help identify potential project locations to apply for within your jurisdiction, please refer to the following implementation plans:
Other helpful information can be obtained from the following links:
Example business cases for safety projects can be obtained from the following links:
Frequently asked questions and answers about ARTS
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