AASHTO Speaks on Highway Safety

Portrait of Dr. Shawn D. Wilson, AASHTO president, announcing his remarks on highway safety to Congress Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 8, 2022

In May 2022, AASHTO and the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) worked together to provide comments to NHTSA regarding the Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Program (NHTSA-2022-0036), published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2022.  AASHTO and GHSA’s comments focused on the upcoming Triennial Highway Safety Plans, Annual Grant Applications, and related […]

Equity and Traffic Safety at Caltrans

Caltrans Office of Race and Equity webpage

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) began developing their groundwork for safety and equity to come together. Over the past two years, Caltrans has made strides forward in this goal, starting with establishing a new Division of Safety Programs to build California’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) on four safety-focused principles: Double Down on What Works Accelerate Advanced Technology […]

How Ohio DOT Advanced Equity in Traffic Safety with HSIP Funds

Flyer for Ohio DOT HSIP Process with Equity Metric

In Fall 2021, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) adjusted its Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) process to include with equity components in scoring. Their HSIP process now integrates crash data with correlated U.S. Census data. Based on ODOT research, in Ohio, fatal and serious injury crashes are overrepresented by 9.8% within Census block groups that have a poverty rate (population with income […]