Digitizing for Better Decisionmaking

Through a combination of forward-thinking leadership, partnership with law enforcement, and technological advances, crash data in Michigan today is exchanged, accessed, and analyzed in hours and days rather than months or years. Local agencies in Michigan now have easy access to crash, roadway, and traffic data through an application called Roadsoft®. A desktop software application developed by Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) with funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Roadsoft provides local agencies with data and tools that help them manage roadway assets, collect field data, oversee maintenance jobs, and analyze safety needs. The software is complemented by MDOT’s Local Safety Initiative (LSI), a hands-on, collaborative technical assistance program that provides technical resources for Roadsoft users, on-the-road discussions about safety, and other kinds of guidance. Through Roadsoft and LSI, local and State agencies are now able to make roadway safety improvements based on accessible, actionable information.


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  • Accession Number: 01598054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 7:45PM