|Former Study Number:|
|Lead Organization:||Florida Department of Transportation|
|Partners:||AL, FL, ID, KY, MA, MI, NE, TX|
|Status:||Cleared by FHWA|
|Est. Completion Date:|
|Last Updated:||Nov 03, 2023|
|Contract End Date:|
|Total Commitments Received:||$50,000.00|
|100% SP&R Approval:||Approved|
|Organization||Year||Commitments||Technical Contact Name||Funding Contact Name||Contact Number||Email Address|
|Alabama Department of Transportation||2023||$5,000.00||Kidada Dixon||Kidada Dixonemail@example.com|
|Florida Department of Transportation||2023||$10,000.00||Derwood Sheppard||Jennifer Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Idaho Department of Transportation||2023||$5,000.00||Kelly Campbell||Ned Parrishemail@example.com|
|Kentucky Transportation Cabinet||2023||$5,000.00||Gary Newton||Jarrod Stanley||(502) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Massachusetts Department of Transportation||2023||$5,000.00||James Danila||Lily Oliver||(857)email@example.com|
|Michigan Department of Transportation||2024||$10,000.00||Kristin Schuster||Andre' Cloverfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nebraska Department of Transportation||2024||$5,000.00||Mick Syslo||Mark Fischer||(402) 479-3163||Mark.email@example.com|
|Texas Department of Transportation||2023||$5,000.00||Christopher Lindsey||Ned Mattilafirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Roadside Safety Design (AKD20) standing committee is concerned with the development and evaluation of forgiving highway roadsides through countermeasures, safety hardware, and features and practices that will reduce the number and severity of roadway departure crashes and optimize the safety benefit to the traveling public.
To provide a forum for professionals from across the globe to share and discuss efforts to reduce roadway departures, the AKD20 committee held the 1st International Roadside Safety Conference (IRSC) and Peer Exchange in 2017 that had 231 participants from 25 countries. The committee is now actively planning for the 2nd International Roadside Safety Conference (IRSC) and Peer Exchange.
1 1.) peer exchange and improved dissemination of information within the international roadside safety community;
2 2.) increased collaboration with international roadside safety experts, researchers, government agencies, and engineering consultants; and
3 3.) a more rapid implementation of new technologies, best
practices, and products from around the world.
• - Safe System Approaches to reduce Roadway Departures
• - Treatments to help drivers stay in their lane
o Roadway treatments to help reduce human mistakes
§ Improved visibility and delineation
§ Friction treatments
§ Rumble strips
§ Cost-effective safety improvements for low-volume roads
o Vehicle technologies to assist drivers with staying in their lanes
o User behavioral efforts to reduce roadway departures
• -Treatments to reduce the potential for crashes if drivers do leave their lane
o Roadside geometric features
§ Clear Zones
§ Median Design
§ Drainage features (ditches, culverts, curbs)
§ Pavement edges
§ Obstacles – trees, utility poles, signs
• - Treatments to minimize severity of crashes
o Advances in barrier design and selection criteria
o Computer simulation, dynamic component testing, and full-scale crash testing
o In-service performance evaluations
o Energy-absorbing technologies
o Aesthetic safety treatments and practices
o Maintenance of existing roadside safety infrastructure
• - Work-zone and temporary traffic control safety
• - Vulnerable user safety – pedestrians, bicyclists, & motorcyclists
• - Smart/Virtual Infrastructure and Safety Systems
Scope of Work:
Both papers and/or presentations will be accepted. If
possible, papers may be published in advance of the conference. However, all
presentations and papers will be made available to participants as well as to
others following the event through a TRB Circular or Journal as appropriate.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will serve as the lead state for the execution of this Pooled Fund project. FDOT, along with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) [see below], will work with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to perform the required duties to plan and organize the IRSC and Peer Exchange event. At the request of the TAC, the TRB will facilitate all administrative duties associated with the project and will invoice the FDOT for reimbursement up to the amount available in the Transportation Pooled Fund.
The 2nd IRSC and peer exchange event is proposed for the summer of 2024. Deliverables will include quarterly reports, a final report, electronic access to all presentations, and final proceedings of the conference presentations/papers and refereed journal articles.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC):
Each Pooled Fund partner state will be a member of the Pooled Fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). As such, TAC members will receive quarterly reports. It is anticipated that all Pooled Fund partner states will receive two or four complimentary conference registration fee waivers for commitments of $5,000 or $10,000 or more, respectively. State DOT funding in amounts less than $5,000 would also be accepted, although a complimentary registration fee waiver would not be provided. Project funding could also come from the use of SP&R funds, and possibly HSIP funds, and be distributed over a one or two year period. Sponsorship from other government agencies and private organizations would also be accepted.
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