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Iowa's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan – Review and Update

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An RSPCB Peer Exchange


About the Peer Exchange

FHWA's RSPCB Peer-to-Peer Program (P2P) supports and sponsors peer exchanges and workshops hosted by agencies.

Date
May 11 - 12, 2011

Location
Des Moines, Iowa

Hosts
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau

Key Participants
Iowa Department of Public Safety

Iowa State Patrol

Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 7

Illinois Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Transportation

Utah Department of Transportation

FHWA Iowa Division Office
FHWA Office of Safety
FHWA Resource Center
U.S. DOT Volpe Center

FHWA's Office of Safety sponsors P2P events.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Preparing for Iowa's Peer Exchange

3. Peer Review Summary

4. Key Findings and Lessons Learned

5. Feedback and Suggestions

Appendix A — Event Presenters, Planners, and Registrants

Appendix B — Agenda


1. Introduction

This report provides a summary of a two-part peer exchange sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB). Part one of the peer exchange offered a web conference designed to solicit peer feedback on Iowa's current Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP); part two was a peer exchange workshop focused on Iowa's CHSP update process.

Iowa DOT's safety engineer retired in 2010, leaving Iowa with a strong, nationally recognized program for safety. The new State safety engineer, who was tasked with updating the CHSP in 2011, presented the peer exchange as an opportunity to introduce himself and kick off the process. The event also served to educate new safety stakeholders and to re-engage members of the Iowa Traffic Safety Alliance (ITSA): a “partnership of public and private entities united...to save lives and prevent injuries on Iowa's roadways.”

Prior to the peer exchange, a planning team consisting of representatives from Iowa DOT, GTSB, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety, and the FHWA Iowa Division Office determined that it would be helpful to take an outside perspective to evaluate Iowa's safety program. The planning team engaged peers to review Iowa's existing CHSP and identify its strengths and weaknesses, as well as opportunities and strategies for improvement. The planning team presented findings from the review in a web conference held in April 2011. Peer feedback helped determine gaps in the plan as well as focus areas for the face-to-face peer exchange.

Approximately five weeks after the web conference, the planning team convened a face-to-face workshop with Iowa's CHSP stakeholders, building on information provided in the peer review. The purpose of the workshop was to share information from model peer states on creating a plan to engage leadership and provide guidance on programs and policies that will reduce serious injury crashes and fatalities on Iowa's roadways.

Iowa DOT's objectives in requesting the peer review and peer exchange were to:

Workshop participants acknowledged the successes of Iowa's current CHSP and shared knowledge and noteworthy practices for creating an effective, updated plan. Selected peers for the peer review and the in-person workshop included the Illinois DOT (IDOT) and the Missouri DOT (MoDOT). A representative from the Utah DOT (UDOT) also participated in the initial peer review. Criteria for selecting peers included the following: States with a record of creating effective Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP) by effectively using data, identifying performance targets, and engaging key stakeholders.

An action plan developed from the peer exchange identified champions for each action item and a timeline for deliverables. Iowa's safety stakeholders will continuously monitor the CHSP's performance and recommend changes as needed.

2. Preparing for Iowa's Peer Exchange

The success of any peer event is due, in part, to comprehensive planning efforts. Key staff from Iowa DOT and GTSB, along with the FHWA Office of Safety and the Iowa Division Office, spent over four months preparing for the event. The initial step involved the peers conducting a review of Iowa's current CHSP to determine the focus for the face-to-face event. This review and the steps listed below were important factors in realizing Iowa's goals for the peer exchange.

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3. Peer Review Summary

The peer review began with a webinar presentation from Iowa DOT and GTSB. The presentation provided background on Iowa's CHSP and detailed emphasis areas and strategies, partner organizations, and safety data trends. After the web meeting, peers received Iowa's 2006 CHSP and other relevant supporting documents including:

Peers were asked to identify frameworks, relationships, organizational structures, and strategies in the existing CHSP needing improvement, including areas where the State has identified safety goals and/or objectives but has been unable to address them. A worksheet with detailed instructions was provided to peers for documenting feedback.

The overarching theme from the review was that Iowa's CHSP should be a forward-looking, strategic document with a clear goal and vision, strategies for implementation, and clearly defined short- and long-term targets to measure performance.

Peers' recommended opportunities for improvement included the following:

Proceedings

The purpose of the workshop was to prepare for updating the CHSP and to introduce Iowa DOT's new safety engineer to key stakeholders. Iowa has a well-established reputation as an innovative pioneer in safety. The previous safety engineer had established strong collaborative relationships with the safety community and had taken a unique approach to program administration. The new engineer was tasked with updating the CHSP and used the peer exchange to kick off the process, reinforce relationships among Iowa's safety stakeholders, and explore a new approach to the program. The event also served to educate new safety stakeholders, review the status of ITSA, and discuss opportunities to re-engage its members.

Forty-two professionals representing the four “E's” (engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency services) attended the workshop, including representatives from Iowa DOT, GTSB, local governments, the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS), Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 7. The safety specialist from the FHWA Minnesota Division Office also participated. (See Appendix A for a complete list of participants).

The peer exchange began with a brief overview of Iowa's current CHSP, including its critical emphasis areas and strategies, followed by presentations by the peer agencies (see Appendix B for the agenda). Each peer agency described approaches and techniques used to successfully create and implement strategies for the SHSP. Breakout groups then discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Iowa's current plan and identified next steps for the update. Discussions on day two focused on ITSA. Breakout groups helped obtain different perspectives on Iowa's CHSP program.

Welcome

Iowa DOT's CHSP manager welcomed attendees and introduced Iowa DOT's new State safety engineer, who indicated his interest in learning more about Iowa's CHSP and assessing its impact over the last five years. His goal for the event was acknowledging CHSP successes as well as identifying opportunities for improvement in the new plan. He stressed that ideas for lowering fatalities in Iowa would come from the Iowa DPS, the Department of Health, and other organizations, in addition to Iowa DOT.

The Chief of the Iowa GTSB discussed the importance of Iowa's partnerships, particularly between the Iowa DPS (where the GTSB resides) and Iowa DOT. In the past 10 to 15 years, an average of 445 fatalities have occurred per year, compared with 912 fatalities in 1970. Iowa has significantly improved highway safety in the last two years, with fewer than 400 fatalities reported per year. Iowa DOT staff have had success in installing rumble strips, signage, and cable barriers on Iowa's interstates; the State is now seeking to find additional solutions to meet its goal of zero fatalities.

Workshop Overview and Expected Outcomes

Iowa DOT provided an overview of Iowa's original CHSP, which was published in 2007. The CHSP included a five-year average for Iowa's fatality data. Using these data, Iowa identified the most promising opportunities to save lives, including speeding, roadway departure, cross-centerline crashes, high-risk age groups, and motor carriers. Through its CHSP, Iowa emphasized that half of its fatalities occurred on the local road system. Iowa's local roads are under counties' and cities' jurisdictions, and account for approximately 92 percent of the total roadway system. Since Iowa DOT is only responsible for the State-owned system, it is up to DOT to transfer noteworthy practices to the local system. Following working group discussions, Iowa established five policy-level strategies and eight program-level strategies for its CHSP, recognizing that certain safety improvements would require legislators' assistance. Iowa also developed a tagline for its CHSP—“One Death is One Too Many”— and hired a graphic artist to create a corresponding logo.

Iowa DOT then provided information about the State's successes implementing legislative strategies in its CHSP as well as some of the challenges faced. While many areas for improvement still exist, Iowa DOT believes it was important to appreciate the progress that has been made. Moving forward, creating a safety culture will be an important issue for Iowa to address.

The FHWA Office of Safety thanked Iowa for hosting FHWA and the peer States and indicated that Iowa has been proactive in investing time to improve its CHSP. The Office of Safety representative then provided a summary of feedback received from the peer review. Some highlights from this feedback include:

Overall, the peer review was important in assisting Iowa to identify how the CHSP process could address its safety needs.

Peer Presentations

Participating peer agencies tailored their discussions to respond to the peer review feedback. Presentations addressed gaps identified in the CHSP and provided Iowa stakeholders with ideas and new approaches to use in the CHSP update. The following section provides an overview of peers' presentations.

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

MoDOT's Highway Safety Director detailed Missouri's safety program. With 33,000 miles of roadway, Missouri has the seventh-largest State highway system. Although Missouri also has 125,000 miles of locally managed roads, 75 percent of fatalities occur on the State system. MoDOT challenges include having the 43rd lowest gas tax in the country and no primary seatbelt law. The Director discussed several principles that Missouri has followed to create a successful plan, which include the following:

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

IDOT's State Safety Engineer described Illinois's first SHSP, which set a goal of reducing fatalities from 1,450 to 1,000. Although Illinois was successful in exceeding this target, the State still aims to reach zero fatalities. Illinois' SHSP identified ten emphasis areas based on data. Each emphasis area has a multidisciplinary implementation team, which drafts an action plan with goals. Keys to Illinois' successful implementation of its plan include the following:

Peer Discussion Session

After the presentations, attendees provided feedback and asked questions to better understand peers' programs as they relate to Iowa's safety planning goals. Themes from the discussion are summarized below:

Breakout Group Discussions

Following the peer presentations, participants divided into breakout groups. The breakout groups were designed to allow diverse stakeholders to work together and build relationships in a collaborative setting. Participants represented their individual organizations as champions but also learned from other group members, allowing everyone to obtain insight from the process. Each breakout group discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Iowa's current CHSP as well as opportunities for improvement, elements to include in the new CHSP, and the necessary resources and champions for future success. Breakout groups also discussed opportunities for improving ITSA. Planning worksheets were supplied for groups to document their work and a facilitator moderated each of the sessions. Findings and recommendations from the breakout groups are summarized below by topic.

Strengths of Iowa's CHSP

The groups indicated that Iowa's CHSP is multidisciplinary, well-organized, readable, and data-driven. Other strengths included the fact that the CHSP is:

The groups acknowledged that the plan effectively identifies future research needs.

Weaknesses of CHSP

The groups' feedback on Iowa's CHSP confirmed feedback received from the peer States' review that the plan lacked guiding principles and a vision. Other weaknesses identified included the following:

Opportunities for Improvement

Based on the peer discussions and lessons learned from the peer presentations, the groups outlined a number of elements that should be included in the updated CHSP. Summarized below (by topic) are specific recommendations to improve Iowa's CHSP as well as resources needed to support this implementation:

ITSA Group Discussion

At the end of the first day of the workshop, the group discussed ITSA's role. ITSA was organized as a diverse partnership of highway safety practitioners in engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency services with the charge of “supporting multidisciplinary efforts with action teams and standing committees focused on implementing specific CHSP strategy projects or providing key data and research support for important policy development.” Workshop participants recognized that the group had undergone numerous staffing and organization changes since 2007 and no longer served its intended purpose. During the discussion, the group realized that re-energizing ITSA was critical to engage stakeholders and move forward with the CHSP update. Significant opportunities currently exist for ITSA to help advance the CHSP; however, first Iowa needs to regroup and understand its membership, purpose, organization, and structure.

The workshop identified the following recommendations:

The CHSP core planning group convened on day two of the event to further discuss ITSA. The CHSP update provided an important opportunity to establish details for the new ITSA and allow the new safety engineer to be part of the process. The group first agreed that the purpose of ITSA is to:

Next, the group discussed ITSA's organization and structure, process, and communication and outreach activities in a facilitated session. In the past, ITSA functioned as a multidisciplinary team coordinating CHSP activities. The group identified suggestions/opportunities to provide Iowa with a clear approach to move ITSA forward:

Organization and Structure

Identifying ITSA's individual teams and members was important to ensure the inclusion of all essential safety stakeholders from key organizations. Participants discussed the different committees needed to obtain buy-in and accomplish the tasks needed for the CHSP, including spearheading leadership (executive committee), decision-making and managing the process (steering committee), completing the work (emphasis area groups), and tracking progress (tracking and evaluation group). The table below shows the participants' recommended structure for ITSA, including the proposed membership and purpose for each group (note that the position/organization is listed, rather than individuals, to help ensure that groups continue to function despite employee turnover).

ITSA Group Proposed Membership Purpose
Executive Committee
  • Governor (and representative)
  • Iowa DOT Director*
  • DPS Commissioner*
  • Department of Public Health Director*
  • Department of Education Director (safety or communications)
  • Department on Aging
  • NHTSA Division Administrator
  • FMCSA Division Administrator
  • FHWA Division Administrator
  • Attorney General's Office
  • Insurance Industry
  • Economic development/Private sector associations
  • Local Law enforcement
  • Municipal/County government
* Proposed co-chairs
Generate awareness for highway safety; take credit for highway safety accomplishments to gain media attention towards highway safety issues and successes.
Steering Committee
  • Iowa DOT, State Safety Engineer*
  • Iowa GTSB, Bureau Chief*
  • Iowa State Patrol, Captain
  • Iowa DOT, Director - Office of Driver Services
  • Iowa DOT, Driver Services Records Manager
  • Iowa DOT, CHSP Program Manager
  • Iowa DOT, Director - Office of Traffic and Safety
  • Iowa DOT, Driver Safety Analyst - Driver Services
  • Iowa DOT, Planning, Programming and Modal Division Director
  • Iowa DOT, Planning - Safe Routes to School
  • Iowa DOT, Planning, Programming and Modal Division Director
  • Iowa GTSB, Program Evaluator
  • FMCSA Iowa Division Office, Division Administrator
  • FMCSA Iowa Division Office, State Programs Manager
  • Injury Prevention Research Center/University of Iowa staff
  • InTrans/Iowa State University, Research Engineer
  • FHWA Iowa Division Office, Safety Specialist
  • Iowa - Illinois Safety Council, Executive Director
  • American Automobile Association (AAA), Director of Public Affairs
* Proposed co-chairs
Develop mission statement, goals, and objectives for ITSA; meet quarterly to discuss ongoing ITSA activities and develop meeting minutes to deliver to leadership; determine new CHSP structure and content; develop CHSP action items; track performance through the Tracking and Evaluation group.
Emphasis Area Groups
  • Iowa DOT
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Research Centers
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Regional planning agencies
  • National Association of County Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers Council of Iowa
  • Iowa League of Cities
  • Iowa Association of Safety Education
  • Iowa Department of Education (School Superintendents)
  • Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
  • Alcohol Beverages Division
  • Iowa Motor Truck Association
  • Operation Lifesaver
  • College student councils
  • AARP
  • Minority groups
  • Private sector representation
  • Iowa Insurance Division
  • Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • State, county, and local enforcement
  • Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety/Health
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
  • Adjudication representation
Develop strategies for addressing each emphasis area identified in Iowa’s next CHSP.
Tracking and Evaluation
  • Intrans/Iowa State University
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Injury Prevention Research Center/University of Iowa
  • Iowa DOT - Traffic and Safety
  • Insurance Companies
  • Iowa GTSB
  • AAA
  • Motor Vehicle Enforcement
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
Create a structure and objectives for reporting progress and performance; develop emphasis area performance targets; collect performance data from emphasis area groups; and measure against established targets.

Process

The following list details the group's suggestions on institutionalizing ITSA operations:

Communication and Outreach

ITSA's visibility to member organizations and the general public is key to its success. The following approaches were discussed:

Next Steps

The group created a plan that included action items. The intent of the plan was to ensure that all core group members understood their role in updating the CHSP. Staff were assigned to implement action items, as detailed in the table below.

Action Item Responsible Party
Develop operational guidelines and mission and goal statement Core Group
Develop a framework for Executive Committee Iowa DOT - State Safety Engineer
GTSB - Chief
Emergency Management Services - Director
Develop materials to present to Executive Committee Group
Develop lists of individuals and contact information for emphasis area groups Iowa-Illinois Safety Council – Executive Director
GTSB - Program Evaluator
Iowa DOT - CHSP Program Manager
Iowa FHWA Division Office - Safety Specialist
Inventory available resources for tracking performance Core Group
Hold first meeting Core Group

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4. Key Findings and Lessons Learned

Through the peer review and workshop, Iowa's CHSP core group accomplished its goals, which were to convene stakeholders and identify action items to re-engage ITSA members and initiate its CHSP update effort. In addition, participants learned how IDOT and MoDOT work with their safety partners to create effective SHSPs that leverage resources and ensure agency engagement and accountability. Noteworthy practices learned from the event included the following:

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5. Feedback and Suggestions

Feedback from attendees indicated that the peer exchange was successful in bringing Iowa's stakeholders together to network and reenergize the CHSP update process. Participants indicated that the key takeaways from peers included the strategic planning process for the CHSP, as well as marketing and using performance measures in the plan to track progress. Several comments focused on the value of the breakout sessions and the importance of creating diverse groups to promote collaboration among organizations. Iowa DOT's new State safety engineer indicated that the most valuable lesson learned from the workshop was the “power of a statewide alliance to ‘brand’ a safety message and to provide a venue for agencies, public and private, to identify with and contribute to the mission.” Iowa benefited from the opportunity to see how the peer States use branding to communicate the safety message to the public and promote the successful implementation of the safety program.

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Appendix A: Event Presenters, Planners, and Registrants

Peer Presenters
Leanna Depue
Highway Safety Director
Missouri Department of Transportation
Office Phone: (573) 751-7643
Email: leanna.depue@modot.mo.gov
Priscilla Tobias
State Safety Engineer
Illinois Department of Transportation
Office Phone: (217) 782-3568
Email: Priscilla.Tobias@illinois.gov
FHWA/Volpe
Tamiko Burnell
Transportation Specialist
FHWA Office of Safety
Office Phone: (202) 366-1200
Email: tamiko.burnell@dot.gov
Jerry Roche
Safety Specialist
FHWA Iowa Division Office
Office Phone: (515) 233-7323
Email: Jerry.Roche@dot.gov
Dave Engstrom
Safety Engineer
FHWA Resource Center
Office Phone: (708) 283-3545
Email: david.engstrom@dot.gov
Susan Smichenko
Community Planner
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Office Phone: (617) 494-3438
Email: Susan.Smichenko@dot.gov
David Perlman
Operations Research Analyst
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Office Phone: (617) 494-3178
Email: David.Perlman@dot.gov
Will Stein
Safety Specialist
FHWA Minnesota Division Office
Office Phone: (651) 291-6122
Email: Will.Stein@dot.gov
Iowa Event Planners
Steve Gent
Director Traffic and Safety
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office Phone: (515) 239-1129
Email: steve.gent@dot.iowa.gov
Joanne Tinker
Program Evaluator
Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau
Office Phone: (515)725-6134
Email: jtinker@dps.state.ia.us
Larry Sauer
Bureau Chief
Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau
Office Phone: (515) 725-6120
Email: sauer@dps.state.ia.us
Jeremey Vortherms
State Safety Engineer
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office Phone: (515) 239-1269
Email: Jeremey.vortherms@dot.iowa.gov
Mary Stahlhut
CHSP Program Manager
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office Phone: (515) 239-1169
Email: Mary.stahlhut@dot.iowa.gov
 
Attendees
Chris Albrecht
Transportation Research Specialist
Institute for Transportation
Office Phone: (515) 294-7684
Email: calbrecht@iastate.edu
Craig Markley
Iowa Department of Transportation
Systems Planning Office Director
Office Phone: (515) 239-1027
Email: craig.markley@dot.iowa.gov
Stuart Anderson
Iowa Department of Transportation
Planning, Program and Modal
Office Phone: (515) 239-1661
Email: Stuart.Anderson@dot.iowa.gov
Kathy McClear
Iowa Department of Transportation
Driver Services Records Manager
Office Phone: (515) 237-3023
Email: Kathy.McClear@dot.iowa.gov
Kevin Blanshan
Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments
Director of Transportation and Data
Office Phone: (319) 235-0311
Email: kblanshan@inrcog.gov
Shirley McGuire
FMCSA
Division Administrator
Office Phone: (515) 233-7405
Email: Shirley.mcguire@dot.gov
Allan F. Demorest
AARP Driver Safety Program
Iowa Chief Trainer
Office Phone: (515) 255-2127
Email: Ademorest@aol.com
Jim Meyerdirk
Iowa DPS - GTSB
Law Enforcement Liaison
Office Phone: (515) 725-6125
Email: meyerdir@dps.state.ia.us
Scott Falb
Iowa Department of Transportation
Driver Safety Analyst - Driver Services
Office Phone: (515) 991-0136
Email: scott.falb@dot.iowa.gov
Larry Neppl
Iowa AARP Driver Safety Program
State Coordinator
Office Phone: (319) 743-0888
Email: ridgetill@gmail.com
Eileen Fisher
U of I - ICASH
Deputy Director for Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Office Phone: (319) 335-4224
Email: Eileen-fisher@uiowa.edu
Terry Ostendorf
Iowa DOT - Traffic and Safety
Iowa TSIP Program
Office Phone: (515) 239-1077
Email: Terry.Ostendorf@dot.iowa.gov
Arthur Fleener
FMCSA/USDOT
State Programs Manager
Office Phone: (515) 233-7410
Email: Arthur.fleener@dot.gov
Michael Pawlovich
Iowa DOT - Traffic and Safety
Traffic Safety/Crash Data Engineer
Office Phone: (515) 239-1428
Email: Michael.Pawlovich@dot.iowa.gov
Larry Grant
Iowa State Patrol
Lieutenant, Planning and Technology
Office Phone: (515) 725-6096
Email: grant@dps.state.ia.us
Corinne Peek-Asa
Injury Prevention Research Center
Director
Office Phone: (319) 335-4895
Email: Corinne-peek-asa@iowa.edu
John Haas
Iowa Department of Transportation
Director Statewide Emergency
Office Phone: (515) 239-1040
Email: john.haas@dot.iowa.gov
Howard Preston
CH2M HILL, Inc.
Senior Transportation Engineer
Office Phone: (651) 365-8514
Email: hpreston@ch2m.com
Zachary Hans
Intrans, Iowa State University
Research Engineer
Office Phone: (515) 294-2329
Email: zhans@iastate.edu
Cathy Ridnour
Iowa Department of Transportation
Planning, Safe Routes to School
Office Phone: (515) 239-1713
Email: Kathy.Ridnour@dot.iowa.gov
Curtis Henderson
Iowa State Patrol
Captain
Office Phone: (515) 725-6099
Email: chenders@dps.state.ia.us
Doug Ripley
Traffic Control Corporation
Office Phone: (515) 418-4114
Email: dripley@traffficcontrolcorp.com
Kenneth Huelman
Iowa Association of Safety Education
President
Office Phone: (515) 725-6099
Email: rkhuelman@q.com
Lisa Roth
University of Iowa Injury Prevention
Research Coordinator
Office Phone: (319) 467-4504
Email: lisa-m-roth@uiowa.edu
Randy Hunefeld
Iowa DPS - GTSB
STEP Program Coordinator
Office Phone: (515) 725-6124
Email: hunefeld@dps.state.ia.us
Mary Schaer
Office of Driver Services
Compliance Officer
Office Phone: (515) 237-3180
Email: mary.schaer@dot.iowa.gov
Laura Johnson
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
Executive Director
Office Phone: (515) 276-4724 ext. 228
Email: laura@iisc.org
Dean Scott
NHTSA
Program Manager
Office Phone: (816) 329-3905
Email: dean.scott@dot.gov
Erica Kasischke
State Farm
Public Affairs Specialist
Office Phone: (515) 440-7075
Email: Erica.kasischke.p6gg@statefarm.com
Steven Shroder
Iowa DOT - Traffic and Safety
TEAP Program
Office Phone: (515) 239-1623
Email: steven.shroder@dot.iowa.gov
Toni Kerkove
Iowa Department of Transportation
Executive Officer 2 (Motorcycle RE Admin)
Office Phone: (641) 423-1675
Email: toni.kerkove@dot.iowa.gov
Tim Simodynes
Iowa DOT - Traffic and Safety
Transportation Engineer
Office Phone: (515) 239-1349
Email: Timothy.simodynes@dot.iowa.gov
Jeff Koudelka
Iowa Plains Signing, Inc./Iowa ATSSA
Vice President
Office Phone: (515) 210-3536
Email: Jeff@iowaplains.com
Kim Snook
Iowa Department of Transportation
Director, Office of Driver Services
Office Phone: (515) 237-3253
Email: kim.snook@dot.iowa.gov
Roger Larson
Iowa Department of Transportation
Transportation Planner
Office Phone: (515) 239-1772
Email: rlarson@dot.iowa.gov
Reg Souleyrette
Iowa State University
InTrans & Professor, Civil Engineering
Office Phone: (515) 294-5453
Email: reg@iastate.edu
Jack Latterell
FHWA (retired)
Office Phone: (515) 292-3714
Email: Jacklatt@aol.com
Robert Sperry
Institute for Transportation
Local Roads Safety Liaison
Office Phone: (515) 294-7311
Email: rsperry@iastate.edu
Kathy Leggett
Blank Children's Hospital
Advocacy and Outreach Center Director
Office Phone: (515) 241-5963
Email: Leggetkm@ihs.org
Gail Weinholzer
AAA
Director of Public Affairs
Office Phone: (952) 707-4985
Email: gail.weinholzer@mn-ia.aaa.com
David Lorenzen
Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Chief
Office Phone: (515) 237-3219
Email: david.lorenzen@dot.iowa.gov
 

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Appendix B: Agenda

Iowa Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan Update
Peer Exchange/Workshop Agenda

Courtyard Des Moines Ankeny - May 9-11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - Peer Exchange
8:00 am Registration and Networking
8:30 am Welcoming Remarks Overview and Expected Outcomes
  • Jeremey Vortherms - State Safety Engineer, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Jerry Roche - Safety Engineer, FHWA Iowa Division Office
8:50 am Stakeholder Introductions
  • Larry Sauer - Bureau Chief, Iowa DPS, Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau
9:00 am Overview and Update of 2006 CHSP
  • Mary Stahlhut - Iowa DOT
9:20 am Iowa CHSP Peer Review Phase 1 Summary
  • Tamiko Burnell - Professional Capacity Building Program Manager, FHWA Office of Safety
9:30 am Break
10:00 am Illinois SHSP Plan and Q&A
  • Priscilla Tobias, P.E. - State Safety Engineer, Illinois Dept. of Transportation
10:45 am Missouri SHSP Plan and Q&A
  • Leanna Depue, PhD - Highway Safety Director, Missouri Dept. of Transportation
11:30 am Working Lunch
12:30 pm Breakout Group Facilitated Brainstorming and Discussion — 2011-12 CHSP Framework
  • Current CHSP Strengths and Weaknesses
  • CHSP Opportunities for Improvements
  • Elements to include
1:45 pm Report Out
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Stakeholders Alliance Building (ITSA)
  • ITSA Structure
  • Implementing and Sustaining the CHSP Collaboration
  • Tools
3:45 pm Report Out
4:15 pm Wrap-Up
4:30 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 (CHSP Leaders)
8:00 am Welcome and Logistics
8:10 am Group Discussion
  • Organization and structure of Iowa's The Traffic Safety Alliance
  • Incorporation of safety culture in shared efforts
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Group Discussion (continued)
  • Organization and structure of Iowa's CHSP including guiding principles
  • Incorporation of safety culture in CHSP
  • Sustaining the CHSP and implementation
  • Performance measures and tracking
11:30 am Future Expectations and Next Steps
12:30 pm Adjourn

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