Integrated Transportation Framework for High Crash Locations and its Application in Florida

APA Florida Chapter

#9130698

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. EDT

Overview

This session will present an integrated transportation framework analysis for identifying high crash locations, appropriate safety countermeasures and developing projects for funding under safety grants. The panel will provide an overview of the need for an integrated approach, the process undertaken to develop the framework and the test application on one county in Florida. The session will describe the technical assistance approach and proposed application for 25 rural counties in Florida in the next 5-year period. The session will then provide an opportunity for the audience to interact with the researchers and discuss the development or application efforts.

Safety on Florida roads continue to rise as challenge for our rural areas and small towns. In Florida, over forty percent of crash fatalities occur on local roads. Yet many of these communities have limited resources to develop projects and the support documentation to secure the much needed funding assistance. This session will describe processes and tools that planners and engineers can use to screen high crash locations and the technical assistance available to them to identify appropriate safety countermeasures and projects to secure funding through safety grants.

Speakers

Dr. Siva Srinivasan

Invited Speaker

University of Florida, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. His research interests are in the area of Traveler Behavior Analysis and Transportation Planning and Safety. In particular, he focuses on the application of econometric methods to model travel behavior, crashes, and injury severity. He has worked ... Read More

Dr. Ilir Bejleri

Invited Speaker

Geoplan Center, UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Associate Professor and Co-Director. His expertise is in the area of geospatial databases and analytical systems in transportation with focus on Planning, Environmental Management and Safety. Specifically, in Safety, Dr. Bejleri has directed the research and development of Signal Four Analytics ... Read More

Dr. Nithin Agarwal, Ph.D

Invited Speaker

T2 at UFTI, Transportation Safety Center (TSC) Engineer. Dr. Agarwal has nearly a decade of experience as a research engineer in the field of highway design, traffic operation and safety. He has conducted research on systemic safety application in FL, traffic signal systems, alternative intersection designs, road diet conversions etc ... Read More

Shane Parker, P.E.

Invited Speaker

Florida Governmental Utility Authority, Vice Chairman. Mr. Parker began his career with Hendry County as its county engineer in 2006 after spending 11 years in the private sector, primarily in land development. He later was elected to public works director for the county, and directs Hendry County airports, special districts ... Read More

Maria A. Cahill, AICP

Invited Speaker

University of Florida Transportation Institute, Director of the Transportation Technology Transfer Center. She is the principle investigator of the Transportation Safety Center that provides technical assistance to rural agencies to secure safety grants for implementing safety countermeasures to reduce crash fatality rates in Florida. She has a Masters in Urban ... Read More

Contact Info

Julia Magee, fapa@floridaplanning.org