Transportation Safety Action Plan: Why You May Want One and How You Can Develop Your Own


Crashes are complex events that are influenced by human behavior, roadway characteristics, weather, and vehicle characteristics. They are difficult to consistently prevent and too frequently lead to fatalities and serious injuries. System-wide and consistent reductions in fatal and serious injury crashes require more than engineering solutions. They require coordination and collaboration between engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency services.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, to learn about how Clackamas County is establishing a foundation for multi-disciplinary coordination and collaboration through the development of their Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP). This session will touch on the County’s motivation for developing a TSAP, what the TSAP includes, how it was developed, how they will be putting it into action, and how you can develop your own TSAP.

The workshop will start promptly at 11:30am and will run until 1:30pm. There is no cost to attend this session, and the workshop is equal to 2.0 professional development hours (PDH). Lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Matt Hughart in our Portland office at (503) 535-7425. We hope you can join us at this workshop to learn more about developing an innovative Transportation Safety Action Plan.


Joseph Marek is a Traffic Engineering Supervisor and Program Director of Clackamas Safety Communities at Clackamas County. He has worked for Clackamas County for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders to improve transportation safety. He managed and led the development of the TSAP for Clackamas County.

Joseph will be joined by Nick Foster and Brian Ray of Kittelson & Associates, Inc (KAI). Brian brings more than 25 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, traffic engineering, and contextual roadway design. Nick has a diverse background in transportation planning and engineering with an emphasis on safety. He has a wide variety of experience integrating safety at a planning level as well as within specific projects, including applying tools such as the Highway Safety Manual. Brian and Nick served as KAI’s project principal and project manager, respectively, on the Clackamas County TSAP.

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