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The development of a Community Transportation Safety Plan is a community-led planning effort that brings together local safety partners to work together to address their safety issues. The planning process includes analysis of crash data to identify safety issues and review of best practices strategies to find solutions. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the number and severity of serious and fatal crashes within our communities.
There is a tremendous benefit to the community and their safety partners by working together to develop a Community Transportation Safety Plan. By collaborating efforts, precious time and scarce resources can be saved and safety issues can be addressed. To be the most effective, areas of safety concern should be addressed using the 4E's of transportation safety, education, enforcement, engineering, and emergency medical services.
Request for Assistance
Communities interested in applying for technical and financial assistance for the development of a Community Transportation Safety Plan, must submit a written request signed by the Mayor and the plan sponsor. This request needs to describe the perceived transportation safety issues within the community, describe how a safety plan would benefit your community; and identify the plan sponsor (city staff person). Letters of support from community safety partners describing their commitment and participation must be included with the request.
MDT staff will provide technical and financial support to communities in the development of a Community Transportation Safety Plan. This support includes: safety planning expertise, consultant services for the development of the plan, crash data analysis, and direct involvement in the planning process. Funding for the development of a plan is 100% federally funded and requires no local matching funds.
Safety Plan development is a community led effort. Local officials must identify a Sponsor who will be responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the plan, identifying safety partners, coordinating the community safety committee, scheduling meetings, ensuring consistence with other local plans, and tracking and reporting implementation progress to MDT annually.
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