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Accession Number PB2013-103765
Title Improving Roadway Safety Programs Through University-Agency Partnerships. Summary of a Conference.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 116p
Personal Author K. F. Turnbull
Abstract Improving roadway safety continues to be a priority of transportation agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Within this national effort to improve roadway safety, vital partnerships exist between public agencies and the academic community, the transportation industry, and nongovernmental enterprises. Although traffic fatalities are at a 60-year low in the United States, more than 30,000 lives are still lost on America's highways each year. To develop a better understanding of the dynamics at play between university--agency partnerships and how they focus on improvements in roadway safety, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) hosted the Improving Roadway Safety Programs Through University--Agency Partnerships Conference at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C., in November 2011. This meeting was the sixth in a series of Spotlight Conferences funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) University Transportation Centers (UTC) program. The UTC program awards grants to universities across the country to advance the state of the art in transportation research, to conduct technology transfer activities, and to educate the next generation of transportation professionals. The statement of task for this research conference project was to organize a conference to review new safety tools and concepts, highlight current successful university transportation agency safety partnerships, identify current and potential capabilities to fully utilize these new tools and concepts, and explore collaborative approaches by transportation agencies and universities to improve highway safety. The conference would serve as a forum for practitioners and researchers in highway safety, including state department of transportation safety engineers and planners, governors representatives for highway safety, safety specialists in public health and local government, safety data experts, and academics involved in transportation safety research.
Keywords Accident reduction
Federal government
Highway safety
Local government
Research program
State government
Technology transfer
Transportation industry

Source Agency National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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