Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) –Training and Technical Assistance
The training and technical assistance described on this page is specific to the major components of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), including:
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) – Resources to help States plan highway safety improvement projects using a performance-driven process; implement those projects; evaluate the effectiveness of past projects; and report annually on the status of HSIP implementation efforts.
- Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP) – Resources to help States develop a successful Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP); implement SHSP action plans and track and monitor progress; evaluate SHSP performance and use the results to inform the SHSP update process; and promote the SHSP by engaging leadership and other stakeholders to obtain buy-in and support.
- Rail-Highway Crossings (Section 130) Program (RHCP) – Resources to help States with eligibility and program requirements for the elimination of hazards at railway-highway crossings.
- Safety Performance Management – Resources to help States with safety performance target setting and marketing and communicating safety targets.
Current HSIP resources such as trainings, videos, and webinars can be found here and can be sorted by resource type, program area, HSIP topic, and publication year.
The training resources highlighted on this page were specifically developed for the HSIP or most directly support HSIP implementation efforts.
There are many other training resources available for specific safety focus areas (e.g. data-driven safety analysis, roadway departure, intersections, pedestrians)
and initiatives (e.g. zero deaths, transportation safety planning) that are not captured here. Visit the National Highway Institute (NHI) website for a more comprehensive listing of available
training courses from FHWA.
FHWA recognizes that every State has its own unique way of administering their Highway Safety Improvement Program. As such, typical trainings and resources may not be appropriate for every State program.
Therefore, FHWA offers free, custom-tailored technical assistance to States on policy, program, and technical issues relating to the HSIP, SHSP, RHCP, and Safety Performance Management.
Technical assistance can be delivered onsite or virtually through the following mechanisms:
- Assistance from an experienced peer or technical expert. For example, FHWA has
- Helped States establish HSIP evaluation tracking databases
- Provided guidance and direction on systemic safety analysis
- Funded peer travel for information exchange to support SHSP updates and crash data improvements
- Training workshop led by an experienced peer or technical expert. Examples include:
- State HSIP Implementation Plan Workshops for States that did not meet or make significant progress towards meeting their safety performance targets
- SHSP Evaluation Process Model Workshops for States preparing to update their SHSPs
- Facilitated peer exchange by State request. Examples of past requests include:
- Contributions of SHSP and HSIP in Driving Down Fatalities
- Local Road Safety Policy
- HSIP Project Tracking
- Streamlining HSIP Project Delivery
- Safety Performance Management
Challenge us! Tell us how can we help you meet your State HSIP needs. Agencies can request technical assistance through the Office of Safety's Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building Program by submitting an application online and selecting one of the following safety topics: HSIP, SHSP, or Safety Performance Measures.