Managing and Operating Safe and Efficient Roadways

About the Workshop

Earn 7 PDH Credits!

This workshop will highlight key concepts from the First Edition of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and Guidelines for Selection of Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections. Both documents present tools and methods for:
1) Improving safety and operations on existing roadways; and,
2) Proactively designing roadways to reduce safety and operational issues.

The Highway Safety Manual. The AASHTO HSM has four parts: Introduction and Fundamentals, Roadway Safety Management Process, Predictive Method, and Crash Modification Factors. The document helps professionals prioritize safety projects and contains methods for predicting the quantitative safety performance (i.e. crash frequency) of a particular facility.

NCHRP 613 Guidelines for Selecting Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections. The guidelines include information on the effects of vehicle speeds and roadway conditions that may contribute to undesirably high speeds at intersections. They also describe a range of treatments, framework for implementing treatments, and case studies.

Preliminary Agenda (Subject to Change)

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Registration with refreshments
8:00 am - 10:00 am: NCHRP 613 - Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections
10:00 am – 10:15 am: Break
10:15 pm - 11:00 pm: Navigating the HSM and Safety Fundamentals
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Roadway Safety Management Process (Part B of the HSM)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Predicting and Estimating Roadway Safety (Parts C and D of the HSM) 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Break with afternoon refreshments
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Example Applications 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up

Lunch will be one hour long and food is not provided; however, the group will be given a detailed list of lunch options in the area. Morning refreshments and afternoon snacks will be provided.

Who should attend

Transportation planners, engineers, and managers who consider network, intersection, and roadway traffic operations, safety, and design.

About the Presenters

Erin Ferguson and Brian Ray of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. will conduct this session. Erin was a co-author of the First Edition of the HSM and has experience applying the tools in the HSM to a wide variety of projects from planning to design. Brian encompasses more than 25 years’ experience in multi-modal transportation planning, traffic engineering, and contextual roadway design. He led NCHRP 613 and chairs the Transportation Research Board’s Geometric Design Committee.

Questions? Feel free to contact Gary Katsion at