Region 5 Traffic Safety Pooled Fund

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1413
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Sep 01, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016
Solicitation Expires: Sep 01, 2016
Partners: MN
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2016
Commitment End Year: 2019
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $375,000.00
Commitments Received: $75,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Bradley Estochen
bradley.estochen@state.mn.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Arlene Kocher
arlene.kocher@dot.gov
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Brad Brad Estochen Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Brad Brad Estochen Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Brad Brad Estochen Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us

Background

The region 5 Traffic Safety Pooled Fund is proposed to be a collaborative research program through a pooled fund. This program will address high priorty safety-related research of common interest to the six state departments of transportattion in USDOT's Region 5. It will also leverage the expertise and research activites of the region's universities.

Objectives

The objectives of the pooled fund is: * to conduct traffic safety research of high priority to the Regions 5 state DOT's with an ultimate goal of producing findings that will assist agencies in reducing fatalities and life-changing injuries; * create a venue for safety engineers in Region 5 to share information, stay informed of current safety-related research, and collaborate to intiate new research of importance in the region; *use academic resources at the Roadway Safety Institute universities to foster existing expertise and grow additional expertise to address safety issues of regional interest.

Scope of Work

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will serve as the lead state for the pooled fund. MnDOT will partner with the Roadway Safety Institute at the University of Minnesota to manage the Pooled Fund acitivites. A designated representative from each of the Pooled Fund member agencies will meet periodically to identify research topics, select projects, and stay informated of safety-related research.

Comments

It is anticipated that the Region 5 Traffic Safety Pooled Fund research priorities will evolve and change over time. The above topics may change or be removed, and additional topics may be added for consideration by member agencies. This will enable the Pooled Fund to adapt to an ever-changing traffic safety environment.

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SP & R 100% Approval Letter Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation #1413.pdf Memorandum Public

Region 5 Traffic Safety Pooled Fund

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1413
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Sep 01, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016
Solicitation Expires: Sep 01, 2016
Partners: MN
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2016
Commitment End Year: 2019
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $375,000.00
Commitments Received: $75,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Bradley Estochen
bradley.estochen@state.mn.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Arlene Kocher
arlene.kocher@dot.gov
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Brad Brad Estochen Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Brad Brad Estochen Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Brad Brad Estochen Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us

Background

The region 5 Traffic Safety Pooled Fund is proposed to be a collaborative research program through a pooled fund. This program will address high priorty safety-related research of common interest to the six state departments of transportattion in USDOT's Region 5. It will also leverage the expertise and research activites of the region's universities.

Objectives

The objectives of the pooled fund is: * to conduct traffic safety research of high priority to the Regions 5 state DOT's with an ultimate goal of producing findings that will assist agencies in reducing fatalities and life-changing injuries; * create a venue for safety engineers in Region 5 to share information, stay informed of current safety-related research, and collaborate to intiate new research of importance in the region; *use academic resources at the Roadway Safety Institute universities to foster existing expertise and grow additional expertise to address safety issues of regional interest.

Scope of Work

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will serve as the lead state for the pooled fund. MnDOT will partner with the Roadway Safety Institute at the University of Minnesota to manage the Pooled Fund acitivites. A designated representative from each of the Pooled Fund member agencies will meet periodically to identify research topics, select projects, and stay informated of safety-related research.

Comments

It is anticipated that the Region 5 Traffic Safety Pooled Fund research priorities will evolve and change over time. The above topics may change or be removed, and additional topics may be added for consideration by member agencies. This will enable the Pooled Fund to adapt to an ever-changing traffic safety environment.

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SP & R 100% Approval Letter Memorandum N

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