Roadside Safety Pooled Fund - Phase 3

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(501)
Former Study Number: TPF-5(343)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1567
Partners: AK, AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IADOT, ID, IL, LA, MA, MDOT SHA, MI, MN, MO, NM, OH, Ontario MOT, OR, PADOT, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2024
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $6,969,795.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Mustafa Mohamedali
MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-704-6307
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Paul LaFleur
paul.lafleur@dot.gov
Phone: 515-233-7308
Study Champion(s): Tim Moeckel
moeckeT@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-704-6377
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name
Alabama Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon
Alabama Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon
Alabama Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon
Alabama Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon
Alabama Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2023 $65,000.00 Mary McRae Anna Bosin
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2024 $65,000.00 Mary McRae Anna Bosin
California Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Robert Meline Sang Le
California Department of Transportation 2024 $185,000.00 Robert Meline Sang Le
Colorado Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 David Kosmiski David Reeves
Colorado Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 David Kosmiski David Reeves
Colorado Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 David Kosmiski David Reeves
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2023 $609,795.00 David Kilpatrick Melanie Zimyeski
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 David Kilpatrick Melanie Zimyeski
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 David Kilpatrick Melanie Zimyeski
Delaware Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Craig Blowers Nicole Johnson
Delaware Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Craig Blowers Nicole Johnson
Florida Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Derwood Sheppard Jennifer Clark
Florida Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Derwood Sheppard Jennifer Clark
Florida Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Derwood Sheppard Jennifer Clark
Idaho Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish
Illinois Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger
Iowa Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- --
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2023 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2024 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2025 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2026 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2027 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2023 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2024 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2025 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2026 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2027 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver
Michigan Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Carlos Torres Andre' Clover
Michigan Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Carlos Torres Andre' Clover
Michigan Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Carlos Torres Andre' Clover
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Khamsai Yang Leif Halverson
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Khamsai Yang Leif Halverson
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Khamsai Yang Leif Halverson
Missouri Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Brad Julian Angelo Armijo
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Brad Julian Angelo Armijo
Ohio Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Kenneth Shannon Joel Magnan
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Kenneth Shannon Joel Magnan
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Kenneth Shannon Joel Magnan
Oregon Department of Transportation 2023 $130,000.00 Michael Kimlinger Alice Bibler
Oregon Department of Transportation 2024 $0.00 Michael Kimlinger Alice Bibler
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Jim Borino Evan Zeiders
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Jim Borino Evan Zeiders
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Jim Borino Evan Zeiders
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Ali Hangul Pawel Polaczyk
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Ali Hangul Pawel Polaczyk
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Ali Hangul Pawel Polaczyk
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila
Utah Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Matt Luker David Stevens
Utah Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Matt Luker David Stevens
Utah Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Matt Luker David Stevens
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali
Washington State Department of Transportation 2024 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali
Washington State Department of Transportation 2025 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali
Washington State Department of Transportation 2026 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Donna Hardy Perry Keller
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Donna Hardy Perry Keller
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Donna Hardy Perry Keller
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson

Study Description

The current TPF-5(343) Roadside Safety Research for MASH Implementation pooled fund study expires in 2023. Road to Zero has targeted a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roadways. This strategic call to action and collaboration is built on the belief that not a single death is acceptable on our roadways. Every life matters.

Unfortunately, recent trends indicate a continued increase in highway fatalities. Data (2017-2019) from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicates that 45% of fatalities on the nation’s roadways are a result of roadway departure crashes. The FHWA has identified RwD Safety as one of three critical focus areas with the greatest potential to reduce highway fatalities using infrastructure-oriented improvements. As a result, RwD safety is an element of. Roadside safety devices are a key element of an effective roadway departure safety strategy. This includes development of both new and improved systems along with their proper implementation (selection and placement). 

One of three main initiatives identified by the National Safety Council’s Road to Zero Coalition to reduce roadway fatalities is “Advancing life-saving technology in vehicles and infrastructure.” While advancements in vehicle design will be a significant part of the solution, it is an area exclusive to vehicle manufacturers to develop and implement.  Conversely, roadway and roadside infrastructure is an area that can be directly impacted and improved through collaboration of researchers, transportation engineers, and designers. Given their role and responsibility with respect to SHSP implementation, state DOTs have a direct interest in the continuing advancement of roadside safety research and technology associated with that component of SHSP implementation.

In addition to their SHSP role, state DOT's also encounter numerous roadside safety issues related to hardware performance and policies that have a direct impact on the traveling public. Many of the research needs associated with hardware performance are common to more than one state, making the pooled fund approach to combining resources an ideal way to address these issues through coordinated engineering and research. This Pooled Fund is focused on organizing and coordinating this work to ensure maximum impact and optimum application of resources to meet the roadside safety research and functional needs of the participating states.

Objectives

The objective of this Pooled Fund is to assist transportation agencies in achieving their Roadway Departure (RwD) related  all state Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSPs) goals through development, evaluation and deployment of life-saving roadside safety devices and countermeasures in accordance with AASHTO and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) adopted standards such as the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). It will also support continuation of MASH implementation in roadside hardware categories that have lagged in achieving MASH compliance (special barrier applications, sign supports, work zone traffic control devices, luminaire poles, etc.) due to various design and performance challenges and other related factors. These activities will directly support and impact state efforts to achieve Target Zero by helping reduce the frequency and severity of roadway departure crashes.

Given their common interest in SHSP implementation, all states would benefit from participation in this Pooled Fund program.  However, the FHWA Roadway Departure Focus States may particularly benefit from the roadside safety research, collaboration, and information sharing that will constitute the framework of the program.

Scope of Work

Representatives of participating states will be convened as a technical committee to identify common research needs, select and prioritize projects for funding, and oversee research and testing. Specific activities include the design, analysis, testing, and evaluation of crashworthy roadside safety devices, and the development of guidelines for the use, selection, and placement of these devices. Devices to be considered for research include bridge rails, guardrails, transitions, median barriers, portable concrete barriers, end treatments, crash cushions, culverts, breakaway support structures (e.g., sign supports, luminaire supports, mailboxes), and work zone traffic control devices. Research will also address the influence of roadside features such as driveways, slopes, ditches, shoulders, medians, and curbs on vehicle collision performance. Computer simulation, full-scale crash testing, analysis of real-world crash data, and cost effectiveness analysis are the primary tools that will be employed in these investigations. The identification, description, selection, and prioritization of research issues will be made by the technical committee on an annual basis, unless emerging issues require committee decisions in the interim.

Comments

WSDOT will serve as the chair of the technical committee and will enter into an agreement with Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) to perform the research works associated with the projects selected by the technical committee. TTI will report back to the committee on a regular and as needed basis, seeking the committee's guidance when appropriate. TTI anticipates offering a reduced overhead rate for projects conducted under this pooled fund project at 35% of modified total direct costs. Participating states are invited to commit $65,000 per year for at least three years to participate in the pooled fund project. Those states that have already posted their [$50k] commitments for 2023 as well as those considering committing for the current TPF-5(343) study may want to move their commitments to this new Phase 3 solicitation at the $65k level.

Subjects: Highway and Facility Design Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control Materials and Construction Safety and Human Performance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
2023 Q4 Report Oct-Dec TPF5-501 2023-Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2023 Q3 Report Jul-Sep TPF5-501 2023-Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2023 Q2 Report Apr-Jun TPF5-501 2023-Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(501) Charter v2022-09 TPF5(501) Charter-Sep 2022_Final.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(501) - Acceptance Memo TPF-5(501) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Approval SPR Waiver State Led Approval SPR Waiver Memo#1567.pdf Memorandum Public

Roadside Safety Pooled Fund - Phase 3

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(501)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1567
Partners: AK, AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IADOT, ID, IL, LA, MA, MDOT SHA, MI, MN, MO, NM, OH, Ontario MOT, OR, PADOT, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2024
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $6,969,795.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Mustafa Mohamedali
MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-704-6307
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Paul LaFleur
paul.lafleur@dot.gov
Phone: 515-233-7308
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon 334.353.6940 dixonk@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon 334.353.6940 dixonk@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon 334.353.6940 dixonk@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon 334.353.6940 dixonk@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Stan Biddick Kidada Dixon 334.353.6940 dixonk@dot.state.al.us
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2023 $65,000.00 Mary McRae Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2024 $65,000.00 Mary McRae Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
California Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Robert Meline Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2024 $185,000.00 Robert Meline Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 David Kosmiski David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 David Kosmiski David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 David Kosmiski David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2023 $609,795.00 David Kilpatrick Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 David Kilpatrick Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 David Kilpatrick Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Delaware Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Craig Blowers Nicole Johnson 302-760-2092 nicole.johnson@delaware.gov
Delaware Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Craig Blowers Nicole Johnson 302-760-2092 nicole.johnson@delaware.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Derwood Sheppard Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Derwood Sheppard Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Derwood Sheppard Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Idaho Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Marc Danley Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Martha Brown John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Daniel Harness -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2023 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2024 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2025 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2026 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2027 $65,000.00 Chris Guidry Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2023 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2024 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2025 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2026 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2027 $65,000.00 Matamba Kabengele Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 James Danila Lily Oliver (857)368-9025 hongyan.oliver@state.ma.us
Michigan Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Carlos Torres Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Carlos Torres Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Carlos Torres Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Khamsai Yang Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Khamsai Yang Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Khamsai Yang Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Missouri Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Amy Crawford Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Brad Julian Angelo Armijo (505)372-8757 Angelo.Armijo@dot.nm.gov
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Brad Julian Angelo Armijo (505)372-8757 Angelo.Armijo@dot.nm.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Don Fisher General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Kenneth Shannon Joel Magnan 416-420-0964 joel.magnan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Kenneth Shannon Joel Magnan 416-420-0964 joel.magnan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Kenneth Shannon Joel Magnan 416-420-0964 joel.magnan@ontario.ca
Oregon Department of Transportation 2023 $130,000.00 Michael Kimlinger Alice Bibler 971.719.6313 Alice.BIBLER@odot.oregon.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2024 $0.00 Michael Kimlinger Alice Bibler 971.719.6313 Alice.BIBLER@odot.oregon.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Jim Borino Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Jim Borino Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Jim Borino Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Ali Hangul Pawel Polaczyk 615-741-3439 Pawel.Polaczyk@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Ali Hangul Pawel Polaczyk 615-741-3439 Pawel.Polaczyk@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Ali Hangul Pawel Polaczyk 615-741-3439 Pawel.Polaczyk@tn.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Christopher Lindsey Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Matt Luker David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Matt Luker David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Matt Luker David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2024 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2025 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2026 $32,500.00 Tim Moeckel Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Donna Hardy Perry Keller (304)558-9591 Perry.J.Keller@wv.gov
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Donna Hardy Perry Keller (304)558-9591 Perry.J.Keller@wv.gov
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Donna Hardy Perry Keller (304)558-9591 Perry.J.Keller@wv.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2023 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson (608) 266-2842 erik.emerson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2024 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson (608) 266-2842 erik.emerson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2025 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson (608) 266-2842 erik.emerson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2026 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson (608) 266-2842 erik.emerson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2027 $65,000.00 Erik Emerson Erik Emerson (608) 266-2842 erik.emerson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The current TPF-5(343) Roadside Safety Research for MASH Implementation pooled fund study expires in 2023. Road to Zero has targeted a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roadways. This strategic call to action and collaboration is built on the belief that not a single death is acceptable on our roadways. Every life matters.

Unfortunately, recent trends indicate a continued increase in highway fatalities. Data (2017-2019) from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicates that 45% of fatalities on the nation’s roadways are a result of roadway departure crashes. The FHWA has identified RwD Safety as one of three critical focus areas with the greatest potential to reduce highway fatalities using infrastructure-oriented improvements. As a result, RwD safety is an element of. Roadside safety devices are a key element of an effective roadway departure safety strategy. This includes development of both new and improved systems along with their proper implementation (selection and placement). 

One of three main initiatives identified by the National Safety Council’s Road to Zero Coalition to reduce roadway fatalities is “Advancing life-saving technology in vehicles and infrastructure.” While advancements in vehicle design will be a significant part of the solution, it is an area exclusive to vehicle manufacturers to develop and implement.  Conversely, roadway and roadside infrastructure is an area that can be directly impacted and improved through collaboration of researchers, transportation engineers, and designers. Given their role and responsibility with respect to SHSP implementation, state DOTs have a direct interest in the continuing advancement of roadside safety research and technology associated with that component of SHSP implementation.

In addition to their SHSP role, state DOT's also encounter numerous roadside safety issues related to hardware performance and policies that have a direct impact on the traveling public. Many of the research needs associated with hardware performance are common to more than one state, making the pooled fund approach to combining resources an ideal way to address these issues through coordinated engineering and research. This Pooled Fund is focused on organizing and coordinating this work to ensure maximum impact and optimum application of resources to meet the roadside safety research and functional needs of the participating states.

Objectives

The objective of this Pooled Fund is to assist transportation agencies in achieving their Roadway Departure (RwD) related  all state Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSPs) goals through development, evaluation and deployment of life-saving roadside safety devices and countermeasures in accordance with AASHTO and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) adopted standards such as the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). It will also support continuation of MASH implementation in roadside hardware categories that have lagged in achieving MASH compliance (special barrier applications, sign supports, work zone traffic control devices, luminaire poles, etc.) due to various design and performance challenges and other related factors. These activities will directly support and impact state efforts to achieve Target Zero by helping reduce the frequency and severity of roadway departure crashes.

Given their common interest in SHSP implementation, all states would benefit from participation in this Pooled Fund program.  However, the FHWA Roadway Departure Focus States may particularly benefit from the roadside safety research, collaboration, and information sharing that will constitute the framework of the program.

Scope of Work

Representatives of participating states will be convened as a technical committee to identify common research needs, select and prioritize projects for funding, and oversee research and testing. Specific activities include the design, analysis, testing, and evaluation of crashworthy roadside safety devices, and the development of guidelines for the use, selection, and placement of these devices. Devices to be considered for research include bridge rails, guardrails, transitions, median barriers, portable concrete barriers, end treatments, crash cushions, culverts, breakaway support structures (e.g., sign supports, luminaire supports, mailboxes), and work zone traffic control devices. Research will also address the influence of roadside features such as driveways, slopes, ditches, shoulders, medians, and curbs on vehicle collision performance. Computer simulation, full-scale crash testing, analysis of real-world crash data, and cost effectiveness analysis are the primary tools that will be employed in these investigations. The identification, description, selection, and prioritization of research issues will be made by the technical committee on an annual basis, unless emerging issues require committee decisions in the interim.

Comments

WSDOT will serve as the chair of the technical committee and will enter into an agreement with Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) to perform the research works associated with the projects selected by the technical committee. TTI will report back to the committee on a regular and as needed basis, seeking the committee's guidance when appropriate. TTI anticipates offering a reduced overhead rate for projects conducted under this pooled fund project at 35% of modified total direct costs. Participating states are invited to commit $65,000 per year for at least three years to participate in the pooled fund project. Those states that have already posted their [$50k] commitments for 2023 as well as those considering committing for the current TPF-5(343) study may want to move their commitments to this new Phase 3 solicitation at the $65k level.

Subjects: Highway and Facility Design Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control Materials and Construction Safety and Human Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(501) - Acceptance Memo TPF-5(501) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(501) Charter v2022-09 TPF5(501) Charter-Sep 2022_Final.pdf Other Public
2023 Q2 Report Apr-Jun TPF5-501 2023-Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2023 Q3 Report Jul-Sep TPF5-501 2023-Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2023 Q4 Report Oct-Dec TPF5-501 2023-Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Approval SPR Waiver State Led Approval SPR Waiver Memo#1567.pdf Memorandum Public

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