Roadway Departure Safety Information Clearinghouse

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1389
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2014
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2015
Solicitation Expires: Dec 19, 2015
Partners: CA, NC, PADOT, TX
Lead Organization: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2015
Commitment End Year: 2017
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $750,000.00
Commitments Received: $135,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Neil Mastin
jmastin@ncdot.gov
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Will Longstreet
will.longstreet@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-0087
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2016 $0.00 Scott Williams Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Brian Mayhew Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Brian Mayhew Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Brian Mayhew Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Glenn Rowe Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Glenn Rowe Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Glenn Rowe Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Darren McDaniel Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Darren McDaniel Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Darren McDaniel Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Background

Roadway departure crashes are frequently severe and account for the majority of highway fatalities. In 2010, there were 15,786 fatal roadway departure crashes resulting in 17,389 fatalities, which was 53 percent of the fatal highway crashes in the United States. A roadway departure crash is defined as a non-intersection crash which occurs after a vehicle crosses an edge line or a center line, or otherwise leaves the traveled way. The sharing and availability of information on roadway departure, roadside safety, and infrastructure safety is one of the greatest challenges we face to further improve the safety of our roads. The sheer volume and numerous sources of safety information available today make identification and interpretation of needed information a difficult task. Advancements in research and technology can only be effective in solving safety problems if practitioners at all levels are aware of these techniques. Ready access to information on the state-of-the-practice and the state-of-the-art, including effective solutions and countermeasures, all types of research, new technology, training, and other information on roadway and roadside safety are essential elements for successfully addressing safety problems.

Objectives

The objective of this pooled fund project is to fully develop and launch the Roadway Departure Safety Information Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will be an actively managed, comprehensive, centralized resource for roadway departure safety information. This effort will reduce frequency and severity of roadway departure crashes by aiding practitioners with more rapid identification and implementation of best practices, safety countermeasures, new roadside safety technologies, and the latest research and training. The Clearinghouse will serve as an integral tool in support of important safety initiatives that are underway in the United States including Toward Zero Deaths, the Decade of Action, and the various state Strategic Highway Safety Plans, all of which have elements related to roadway departure safety. These efforts have a common goal of eliminating deaths associated with highway crashes.

Scope of Work

The scope of the Clearinghouse will include identification and dissemination of data, best practices, safety countermeasures, and research that will reduce the number and severity of roadway departure crashes. The three key elements of this scope include: 1. Reducing the frequency of vehicles leaving the roadway, 2. Reducing the potential of errant vehicles crashing if they do leave the roadway, and 3. Mitigating the severity of crashes that do occur. Tasks required to complete the Clearinghouse development include: content identification, system setup, website and relational database design, data collection and web content development, marketing, and quality control. A brief description of these tasks is provided in the attached proposal.

Comments

Seeking funding at $15,000 per year for 3 years from each partner agency. Full Solicitation Proposal Details are found in the attached document. SPR Waiver is being requested.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Waiver Request Letter Waiver Request Letter - Solicitation 1389.pdf Memorandum Public
Proposal for RDC Pooled Fund Roadway Departure Clearinghouse Pooled Fund Proposal.pdf Solicitation Public

Roadway Departure Safety Information Clearinghouse

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1389
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2014
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2015
Solicitation Expires: Dec 19, 2015
Partners: CA, NC, PADOT, TX
Lead Organization: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2015
Commitment End Year: 2017
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $750,000.00
Commitments Received: $135,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Neil Mastin
jmastin@ncdot.gov
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Will Longstreet
will.longstreet@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-0087
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2016 $0.00 Scott Williams Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Brian Mayhew Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Brian Mayhew Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Brian Mayhew Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Glenn Rowe Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Glenn Rowe Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Glenn Rowe Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Darren McDaniel Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Darren McDaniel Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Darren McDaniel Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Background

Roadway departure crashes are frequently severe and account for the majority of highway fatalities. In 2010, there were 15,786 fatal roadway departure crashes resulting in 17,389 fatalities, which was 53 percent of the fatal highway crashes in the United States. A roadway departure crash is defined as a non-intersection crash which occurs after a vehicle crosses an edge line or a center line, or otherwise leaves the traveled way. The sharing and availability of information on roadway departure, roadside safety, and infrastructure safety is one of the greatest challenges we face to further improve the safety of our roads. The sheer volume and numerous sources of safety information available today make identification and interpretation of needed information a difficult task. Advancements in research and technology can only be effective in solving safety problems if practitioners at all levels are aware of these techniques. Ready access to information on the state-of-the-practice and the state-of-the-art, including effective solutions and countermeasures, all types of research, new technology, training, and other information on roadway and roadside safety are essential elements for successfully addressing safety problems.

Objectives

The objective of this pooled fund project is to fully develop and launch the Roadway Departure Safety Information Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will be an actively managed, comprehensive, centralized resource for roadway departure safety information. This effort will reduce frequency and severity of roadway departure crashes by aiding practitioners with more rapid identification and implementation of best practices, safety countermeasures, new roadside safety technologies, and the latest research and training. The Clearinghouse will serve as an integral tool in support of important safety initiatives that are underway in the United States including Toward Zero Deaths, the Decade of Action, and the various state Strategic Highway Safety Plans, all of which have elements related to roadway departure safety. These efforts have a common goal of eliminating deaths associated with highway crashes.

Scope of Work

The scope of the Clearinghouse will include identification and dissemination of data, best practices, safety countermeasures, and research that will reduce the number and severity of roadway departure crashes. The three key elements of this scope include: 1. Reducing the frequency of vehicles leaving the roadway, 2. Reducing the potential of errant vehicles crashing if they do leave the roadway, and 3. Mitigating the severity of crashes that do occur. Tasks required to complete the Clearinghouse development include: content identification, system setup, website and relational database design, data collection and web content development, marketing, and quality control. A brief description of these tasks is provided in the attached proposal.

Comments

Seeking funding at $15,000 per year for 3 years from each partner agency. Full Solicitation Proposal Details are found in the attached document. SPR Waiver is being requested.

Title Type Private
Waiver Request Letter Memorandum N
Proposal for RDC Pooled Fund Solicitation N

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