Partnership for the Transformation of Traffic Safety Culture

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(309)
Lead Organization: Montana Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 01, 2014
Solicitation Number: 1368
Partners: CA, CT, IADOT, ID, IL, IN, LA, MT, NHDOT, NV, TX, UT, VT, WA
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2019
Contract/Other Number: 8882-309
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2019
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,225,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Susan Sillick
ssillick@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-7693
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Chimai Ngo
Chimai.Ngo@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-1231
Study Champion(s): Susan Sillick
ssillick@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-7693
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Joseph Ouellette Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Joseph Ouellette Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Joseph Ouellette Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2017 $30,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $40,000.00 Mehdi Nassirpour Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2015 $40,000.00 Michael Holowaty Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2014 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2015 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2016 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2017 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2018 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2019 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2014 $80,000.00 Susan Sillick Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Ken Mammen Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Ken Mammen Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2015 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2015 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2016 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Bruce Nyquist Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2018 $12,500.00 Bruce Nyquist Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2019 $12,500.00 Bruce Nyquist Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Rhonda Brooks Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Rhonda Brooks Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Rhonda Brooks Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

The National Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Safety Initiative is a cooperative and coordinated effort amongst state highway safety agencies and stakeholders. The transformation of the traffic safety culture is a primary element of the TZD strategy. Only through the growth of a positive safety culture can significant and sustainable reductions in crash fatalities and serious injuries be achieved. Such transformation would not only support traffic safety goals by reducing risky behaviors and increasing protective behaviors, it would also increase public acceptance of other forms of effective traffic safety programs.

As a starting point, the proposed pooled fund program will direct action research to measuring, analyzing, and transforming the cultural factors that influence the most common behavioral risk factors at the national and state level.

Specific projects related to each risk factor may focus on driver type (e.g., subcultures), contributing factors (e.g., driving experience), and environment context (e.g., rural). These projects will also examine the various origins of cultural influences that may exist from the different levels of society (groups) with which people may identify.

Objectives

This program is a cooperative effort of participating state DOTs and other (traditional and non-traditional) organizations with a vested interest in traffic safety. This long-term partnership will support an evolving and integrated project portfolio developed and revised each year by the partners, and complimentary to other related research activities, such as NCHRP 17-69: A Strategic Approach to transforming Traffic Safety Culture to reduce Deaths and Injuries. Together, these projects will accelerate the development and delivery of tools and services to transform the national, state, and community level traffic safety culture. The goal of this transformation is to support the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) vision with sustainable traffic safety solutions.

Scope of Work

In this context, the Montana Department of Transportation is partnering with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) within the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University to (1) conduct research to solve specific culture-based traffic safety problems, (2) create training and education materials to enhance workforce understanding and application of traffic safety culture methods, and (3) provide technology transfer of best practices in traffic safety culture methods to all stakeholders. Together, these efforts will support the transformation of traffic safety culture within the families, communities, and organizations of participating states.

This partnership will support an integrated and multiyear program of research in a long-term effort to support the transformation of state and national traffic safety culture. Partners will determine the priority issues in each year. A work plan will then be developed for the selected priority issues. These work plans are expected to have three levels of scope. This funding model is intended to provide a sustainable program of research to support highway safety partners to transform traffic safety culture in order to achieve sustainable traffic safety goals.

First, the partnership may generate ideas for general “services and tools” within the general “action framework” developed by the CHSC to meet the traffic safety goals of most partners. For example, stakeholders participating at the recent National Roadway Safety Culture Summit identified a number of common needs to support the transformation of a positive safety culture for the driving public and traffic safety organizations:

• Develop online courses for workforce development in the understanding and application of traffic safety culture transformation methods.

• Explore, synthesize, and define noteworthy practices both within and outside the transportation industry for developing and sustaining an organizational safety culture.

• Identify strategies, develop transformational leadership training, and develop supporting materials to help leadership promote traffic safety culture.

• Develop standardized survey tools, administration protocols, and analysis methods to access impacts of efforts to transform traffic safety culture.

• Create repository of relevant literature and case studies of best practice relevant to the transformation of traffic safety culture and the formation of safety culture partnerships.

• Create an online forum to which professionals (professional societies and other stakeholder groups) can collaborate to promote safety culture.

Second, this program could conduct research directed to traffic safety problems that have a common cultural component shared by many communities and jurisdictions across the participating partners. For example, there are common behavioral risk factors that are evident both at the national level and identified in many state Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP).

Third, this program can also be used to implement a limited number of demonstration projects of specific traffic safety culture transformation studies within a few selected communities. Examples of possible types of projects are listed in the attached document. These projects may also be identified from the parallel and complementary NCHRP 17-69 research effort to develop a strategic plan for transforming traffic safety culture. These efforts could then be applied to every state that develops a strategic highway safety plan (SHSP) with an interest in transforming safety culture among the agency and driving population. Depending on the results, these projects can then be modified and expanded for implementation within other partner communities. This could be done either within the current program or as a separate pooled fund project amongst participating partners.

The partnership will develop an appropriate method of scoping and managing the scope of work for this pool

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Waiver Request FW_ Pooled Fund Solicitation 1368 Request for SPR Match Waiver.pdf Memorandum Public
Approve Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1368.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Letter TSC-TPF_ACCEPTANCE_LETTER.pdf Memorandum Public
2014-10 Quarterly Progress Report 1-2014_3_QPR-SS-10-30-14.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-1_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-2_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-7_COMBINED_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-10_COMBINED_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-12 Quarterly Progress Report 2016-1_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2016-4_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016-7 Quaterly Progress Report 2016-7_TSC-TPF_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2016-3_QPR_Jul-Sept.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2017-1_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_1ST_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_2ND_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_3RD_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_4TH_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2018_1ST_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2018-7_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2018_3RD_QPR-SS.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2018_4TH_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2019_1ST_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2019_2ND_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2019_3RD_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-1_QPR_OCT-DEC_2019.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-4_QPR_JAN-MAR_2020.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-7_QPR_APR-JUN_2020.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-10_QPR_JUL-SEP_2020.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2021-02_QPR_JAN-MAR-4-19-21.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2021-03_QPR_JAN-MAR-7-19-21.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Approved Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1368.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request Email FW_ Pooled Fund Solicitation 1368 Request for SPR Match Waiver.pdf Memorandum Public
Solicitation Document SOLICITATION_DOCUMENT-1-3-14.DOCX Solicitation Public

Partnership for the Transformation of Traffic Safety Culture

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(309)
Lead Organization: Montana Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 01, 2014
Solicitation Number: 1368
Partners: CA, CT, IADOT, ID, IL, IN, LA, MT, NHDOT, NV, TX, UT, VT, WA
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2019
Contract/Other Number: 8882-309
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2019
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,225,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Susan Sillick
ssillick@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-7693
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Chimai Ngo
Chimai.Ngo@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-1231
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Matt Hanson Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Joseph Ouellette Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Joseph Ouellette Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Joseph Ouellette Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2017 $30,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 John Tomlinson Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $40,000.00 Mehdi Nassirpour Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2015 $40,000.00 Michael Holowaty Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $40,000.00 Steve Gent Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2014 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2015 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2016 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2017 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2018 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2019 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2014 $80,000.00 Susan Sillick Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Ken Mammen Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Ken Mammen Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Michael Dugas Ann Scholz 603-271-1659 ann.scholz@dot.nh.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2015 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Jim Hollis Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2015 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2016 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2017 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Robert Miles David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Bruce Nyquist Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2018 $12,500.00 Bruce Nyquist Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2019 $12,500.00 Bruce Nyquist Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Rhonda Brooks Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Rhonda Brooks Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Rhonda Brooks Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The National Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Safety Initiative is a cooperative and coordinated effort amongst state highway safety agencies and stakeholders. The transformation of the traffic safety culture is a primary element of the TZD strategy. Only through the growth of a positive safety culture can significant and sustainable reductions in crash fatalities and serious injuries be achieved. Such transformation would not only support traffic safety goals by reducing risky behaviors and increasing protective behaviors, it would also increase public acceptance of other forms of effective traffic safety programs.

As a starting point, the proposed pooled fund program will direct action research to measuring, analyzing, and transforming the cultural factors that influence the most common behavioral risk factors at the national and state level.

Specific projects related to each risk factor may focus on driver type (e.g., subcultures), contributing factors (e.g., driving experience), and environment context (e.g., rural). These projects will also examine the various origins of cultural influences that may exist from the different levels of society (groups) with which people may identify.

Objectives

This program is a cooperative effort of participating state DOTs and other (traditional and non-traditional) organizations with a vested interest in traffic safety. This long-term partnership will support an evolving and integrated project portfolio developed and revised each year by the partners, and complimentary to other related research activities, such as NCHRP 17-69: A Strategic Approach to transforming Traffic Safety Culture to reduce Deaths and Injuries. Together, these projects will accelerate the development and delivery of tools and services to transform the national, state, and community level traffic safety culture. The goal of this transformation is to support the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) vision with sustainable traffic safety solutions.

Scope of Work

In this context, the Montana Department of Transportation is partnering with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) within the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University to (1) conduct research to solve specific culture-based traffic safety problems, (2) create training and education materials to enhance workforce understanding and application of traffic safety culture methods, and (3) provide technology transfer of best practices in traffic safety culture methods to all stakeholders. Together, these efforts will support the transformation of traffic safety culture within the families, communities, and organizations of participating states.

This partnership will support an integrated and multiyear program of research in a long-term effort to support the transformation of state and national traffic safety culture. Partners will determine the priority issues in each year. A work plan will then be developed for the selected priority issues. These work plans are expected to have three levels of scope. This funding model is intended to provide a sustainable program of research to support highway safety partners to transform traffic safety culture in order to achieve sustainable traffic safety goals.

First, the partnership may generate ideas for general “services and tools” within the general “action framework” developed by the CHSC to meet the traffic safety goals of most partners. For example, stakeholders participating at the recent National Roadway Safety Culture Summit identified a number of common needs to support the transformation of a positive safety culture for the driving public and traffic safety organizations:

• Develop online courses for workforce development in the understanding and application of traffic safety culture transformation methods.

• Explore, synthesize, and define noteworthy practices both within and outside the transportation industry for developing and sustaining an organizational safety culture.

• Identify strategies, develop transformational leadership training, and develop supporting materials to help leadership promote traffic safety culture.

• Develop standardized survey tools, administration protocols, and analysis methods to access impacts of efforts to transform traffic safety culture.

• Create repository of relevant literature and case studies of best practice relevant to the transformation of traffic safety culture and the formation of safety culture partnerships.

• Create an online forum to which professionals (professional societies and other stakeholder groups) can collaborate to promote safety culture.

Second, this program could conduct research directed to traffic safety problems that have a common cultural component shared by many communities and jurisdictions across the participating partners. For example, there are common behavioral risk factors that are evident both at the national level and identified in many state Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP).

Third, this program can also be used to implement a limited number of demonstration projects of specific traffic safety culture transformation studies within a few selected communities. Examples of possible types of projects are listed in the attached document. These projects may also be identified from the parallel and complementary NCHRP 17-69 research effort to develop a strategic plan for transforming traffic safety culture. These efforts could then be applied to every state that develops a strategic highway safety plan (SHSP) with an interest in transforming safety culture among the agency and driving population. Depending on the results, these projects can then be modified and expanded for implementation within other partner communities. This could be done either within the current program or as a separate pooled fund project amongst participating partners.

The partnership will develop an appropriate method of scoping and managing the scope of work for this pool

Title File/Link Type Private
Waiver Request FW_ Pooled Fund Solicitation 1368 Request for SPR Match Waiver.pdf Memorandum Public
Approve Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1368.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Letter TSC-TPF_ACCEPTANCE_LETTER.pdf Memorandum Public
2014-10 Quarterly Progress Report 1-2014_3_QPR-SS-10-30-14.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-1_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-2_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-7_COMBINED_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2015-10_COMBINED_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015-12 Quarterly Progress Report 2016-1_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2016-4_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016-7 Quaterly Progress Report 2016-7_TSC-TPF_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2016-3_QPR_Jul-Sept.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2017-1_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_1ST_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_2ND_QPR.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_3RD_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2017_4TH_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2018_1ST_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2018-7_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2018_3RD_QPR-SS.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2018_4TH_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2019_1ST_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2019_2ND_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2019_3RD_QPR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-1 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-1_QPR_OCT-DEC_2019.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-4_QPR_JAN-MAR_2020.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-7_QPR_APR-JUN_2020.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020-10 Quarterly Progress Report 2020-10_QPR_JUL-SEP_2020.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021-4 Quarterly Progress Report 2021-02_QPR_JAN-MAR-4-19-21.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021-7 Quarterly Progress Report 2021-03_QPR_JAN-MAR-7-19-21.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Approved Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1368.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request Email FW_ Pooled Fund Solicitation 1368 Request for SPR Match Waiver.pdf Memorandum Public
Solicitation Document SOLICITATION_DOCUMENT-1-3-14.DOCX Solicitation Public

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