Security and Safety

  • Paper by Michael Meyer of the Georgia Institute of Technology on the role of the MPO in preparing for security incidents.
  • Cheyenne MPO’s Transportation Safety Management Plan — The MPO has taken a leadership role as one of the first MPOs in the country to develop a regional transportation safety plan. The mission of this Plan is to eliminate preventable traffic-related deaths and injuries and the goal is to reduce fatal and injury crashes by 10 percent by 2020. To achieve this, the Cheyenne region needs to eliminate an average of 3.5 fatal and injury crashes every year for the next 13 years. Link to Plan [PDF]
  • North Florida TPO Traffic Incident Management Handbook and Safety Video Series – These focused on incident management training for responders. In 2003, the North Florida TPO was instrumental in the launch of the North Florida ITS Coalition, which has more than 60 members. Members include counties, municipalities, highway patrol, local police departments, fire and rescue personnel, and more. The key training points are based on national traffic incident management standards, so these products are useful to other MPOs and other responder agencies across the United States. Handbook [PDF] [Videos]
  • Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Safety Planning Program — Houston-Galveston developed a program that was one of the first implemented by an MPO and began as a GIS exercise to geocode crash data. Since then, it has evolved into a comprehensive effort that includes the formation of a Regional Safety Council. The MPO brought together safety planners, engineers, law enforcement, the medical community, freight transportation, and the legal profession in order to combine knowledge and resources that would help reduce the number of crashes in the region.
    • Furthermore, in 2009, they issued a State of Safety in the Region that offers a program review, legislative update, and crash analysis for the Houston-Galveston region. State of Safety [PDF]