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All Roads Transportation Safety

Overview

 



The All Roads Transport​ation Safety (ARTS) Program (formerly known as Jurisdictionally Blind Safety Program) is a safety program to address safety needs on all public roads in Oregon. Only by working collaboratively with local road jurisdictions (cities, counties, MPO’s and tribes) can ODOT expect to increase awareness of safety on all roads, promote best practices for infrastructure safety, compliment behavioral safety efforts and focus limited resources to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes in the state of Oregon. 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 (LOC) and the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) to mutually agree upon principles for a Jurisdictionally Blind Program. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) documents the understanding of ODOT, LOC, and AOC reached to apply Federal Highway funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to roads managed by Oregon Counties and Cities.

 

The MOU outlines the principles agreed to and some of the Federal requirements for HSIP funds, a few of which are:

  • The program goal is to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes.
  • The program must include all public roads.
  • The program is data driven and blind to jurisdiction.

Implementing the ARTS program, will take careful planning and work to determine the process. To maintain commitments in the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for 2013-2015 and because the development of 2016-2018 STIP was well underway, it was decided to start the ARTS 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.
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Memorandum of Understanding


MOU (pdf)

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Timelines


  • ODOT met with AOC and LOC in 2012
  • ODOT signed Memorandum of Understanding with AOC and LOC in February 2013
  • Introduced the ARTS program in April 2013.
  • Held meetings with local jurisdictions to discuss a transition process in May 2013.
  • Completed project selection for the Transition in the fall of 2013.
  • Scope Transition projects in summer and fall of 2014.
  • Begin Transition project development in 2014 through 2015.
  • Transition Projects should begin construction in 2015 through 2016.
  • Fudning for the ARTS process was reserved in Regions budgets for 2017-2018.
  • In 2014 ODOT works to develop the ARTS process.
  • Regions will meet with Local Agencies to discuss program purpose and goals starting the fall of 2014.
  • ODOT Regions use ARTS process to develop project lists in collaboration with local agencies, starting in fall of 2014
  • Field scoping beginning approximately April of 2015
  • Final lists for STIP due March 2016 (following closely with the STIP development process for the 2018-2021 STIP).
  • Amend 2015-2018 STIP with Safety projects for 2017 and 2018 (anticipate this can be done in mid-2016).
  • Follow 2018-2021 STIP process to incorporate Safety projects for 2019, 2020 and 2021 (anticipated to be complete in 2017).
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Other Resources

For more information regarding HSIP and the requirements of the program see Federal Highway’s Safety website:
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