How to identify and prioritize safety improvements

On a regular basis, transportation professionals are faced with the challenge of limited financial resources and staggering demands for improving safety on the transportation network. KAI invites you to a lunchtime workshop about how the latest safety research can be used to identify and prioritize near- and long-term improvements. The goal of the workshop is to inform participants of resources that can be used to identify and prioritize improvements based on their anticipated safety performance. The approach and resources that will be discussed can be used to augment traditional corridor studies, road safety audits, and other similar project types.

During the session, KAI staff will share the approach and findings from the US 12 Chehalis Safety Study that was conducted in collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington DOT, Thurston County, and Grays Harbor County. This project has been presented to the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Safety Management and at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting as a case study for applying AASHTO’s Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and supplemental published safety research to inform planning and preliminary design decisions. This presentation builds on the November 2012 presentation, “Evaluating Design Alternatives using Crash Prediction Methods from the Highway Safety Manual” by providing a high-level perspective for safety decision-making.

About the Speakers:

Andrew Ooms Engineer Associate, Kittelson & Associates

Andrew is well-versed in the latest safety practices, methods, and research from around the country. Andrew was involved in the production of the Highway Safety Manual. He has designed and executed a city-wide safety management program, including network screening and treatment identification. Andrew has applied HSM principles to a range of corridor studies and alternative evaluations in Alaska and elsewhere. In addition to the safety applications and research, Andrew also brings seven years of experience in transportation engineering and planning.

Brian Ray, PE Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates

Brian brings more than 25 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, traffic engineering, and contextual roadway design. His safety related experience includes serving as a technical senior resource and providing quality assurance review for integrating safety into existing planning and design processes and projects as well as oversight and guidance for developing training course materials on how to perform safety analysis. Brian routinely conducts training courses on applying the HSM, roadway geometric design, modern roundabouts, and context sensitive solutions.

There is no cost to attend this workshop.
Snack and refreshments will be served.

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