Reaching Targets and Reaching Hearts: Highway Safety Leadership in the MAP-21 Era, Proceedings of the May 2013 AASHTO CEO Safety Leadership Forum

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) further advances a performance-based approach to reducing highway fatalities. It sets in federal statute an ambitious goal to significantly reduce highway fatalities and serious injuries with a renewed emphasis upon comprehensive strategies to improve the engineering of highways, increase the effectiveness of enforcement, enhance education and continue to improve emergency services. State department of transportation executives can adapt to the MAP-21 era by emphasizing their performance-management approaches to their internal safety activities and by expanding their external partnerships with key constituencies. Internally, many diverse agency operations will need to operate in sync for agencies to promptly spot crash trends and then to deploy well-designed countermeasures. Externally, the executive and his or her agency will need to take to all segments of society a highway safety message that reaches motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, bicyclists and every agency, business and government that interacts with them. The Sixth AASHTO State CEO Safety Forum highlighted the new challenges of MAP-21 and how transportation executives will be expected to achieve even greater results in addition to the impressive gains of recent years. The examples from the CEO Safety Forum illustrated that state transportation agencies are working internally and externally to create a safety culture in their agencies and in their communities. Expanding the strategies shared at the CEO Safety Forum will contribute to the ambitious goals in MAP-21 and help create a safer highways and communities.

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    • This research was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Gordon Proctor and Associates, Incorporated

    7825 Wiltshire Drive
    Dublin, OH  United States  43016

    StarIsis Corporation

    3737 Woodstone Drive
    Lewis Center, OH  United States  43035

    Ellen Schweppe Company, LLC

    2902 Parklawn Court
    Herndon, VA  United States  20171
  • Authors:
    • Proctor, Gordon
    • Varma, Shobna
    • Schweppe, Ellen
  • Publication Date: 2013-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29p

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  • Accession Number: 01672233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 91
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2018 2:46PM