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Tools and Practices for System Wide Safety Improvement

Gap Analysis Report

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

July 2013

Contract Number: DTFH61-11-Q-00101
Publication Number: FHWA-SA-13-033

Submitted to:

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Mail Stop: Room E86-301
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Prepared by

Booz Allen Hamilton Logo

This report is confidential and intended solely for the use and information of the company to whom it is addressed.




Table of Contents

1. Introduction
  Report Objective
  Methodology
  Report Structure
 
2. Baseline of Current Safety Planning Environment
  Available Tools and Processes
  Challenges With Available Tools and Processes
  Funding
  Key Takeaways
   
3. Safety Focused Decision Making Framework
  Identify Potential Projects and Programs.
  Narrow & Select a Mix of Projects and Programs
  Predict Safety Outcomes of Projects and Programs
  Implement Projects and Programs
  Achieve State and Local Safety Targets
  Continuous Program Improvement Cycle
  Using Communication and Collaboration to Foster a Safety Culture
  Key Takeaways
   
4. Identification of Gaps
  Current Gaps
  Anticipated Gaps
  Key Takeaways
  Corner Radius
   
5. Suggested Bridging Options
  Conduct a Capability Maturity Analysis to Determine Organizational Gaps
  Institute Multi-Disciplinary Safety Planning Courses
  Develop and Distribute Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Toolkits
  Expansion Beyond Traditional Funding Sources
  Additional Research
 
6. Summary and Next Steps
 
Appendix A: List of Acronyms
 
Appendix B: Tools Supporting Safety Impact Prediction
 
Appendix C: Safety Planning Peer Exchange
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