U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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The documents below contain information related to setting safety targets.
This communication plan and toolkit will assist State DOTs and MPOs in communicating why safety performance targets are being established, which stakeholders are affected (either directly or tangentially), and how they can be involved in helping establish the targets or in target achievement. [April 2018, FHWA-SA-18-006]
This report documents best practices for safety target setting processes identified via interviews conducted in Fall 2015 and workshops conducted in Spring 2016 with State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and State DOT safety and planning staff. This report provides information and best practices to assist State Departments of Transportation, SHSO, and MPOs with coordination as they set Federally required safety targets. [September 2016, FHWA-SA-16-101]
States are expected to use Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data to furnish the Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) denominator for the safety rate metrics. However, using HPMS data at the MPO level is not directly possible. This document provides guidance and a listing of technical resources that MPOs may find helpful for computing VMT. [March 2016]