Regional Transportation Safety Information Management System

The Phoenix metropolitan region has nearly four million residents and each year about 70,000 crashes occur on the road system, resulting in about 34,000 persons being injured and about 300 deaths. The region’'s first Strategic Transportation Safety Plan, developed in 2005, identified the goal "Develop a Reliable and Efficient Method to Assess the Safety Performance of the Regional Transportation System", as a regional priority. This goal was reached in 2009 by developing the Regional Transportation Safety Information Management System (RTSIMS) - a custom software solution developed by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). The RTSIMS software currently serves as the key analytical tool at MAG for performing transportation safety analyses to support regional planning functions. The software development effort was carried out using both consultant and in house staff expertise, and also involved extensive input from stakeholders and potential end users. The software is being continuously improved based on feedback from end users. Oversight for this entire undertaking is being provided by the Transportation Safety Committee. The RTSIMS software has been made available, at no cost, to local agencies for use by safety planning staff. Agencies that have shown interest in using RTSIMS have agency staff familiar with crash data formats, data field definitions and crash analysis methods. Plans are underway to provide access to RTSIMS, via the internet, to authorized local agency staff for performing agency specific road safety analyses and producing useful reports.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2013 Technical Conference and Exhibit

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2013 4:01PM