A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE DESIGN AND CREATION OF A SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. FINAL REPORT

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) required that states develop systems for managing highway pavement, bridges, safety, congestion, public transportation, and intermodal transportation. This document is Virginia's work plan for establishing and implementing the required safety management system (SMS). Although Virginia already has many of the components necessary for an SMS, an inventory and assessment of Virginia's highway safety-related programs revealed five challenges Virginia needs to meet to build its SMS. These challenges are (1) to coordinate and integrate safety efforts more fully; (2) to provide guidelines for the replacement and upgrade of safety hardware, highway elements, and operational features; (3) to increase the sharing of data and the integration of data systems that support transportation safety; (4) to provide for more rigorous evaluation of transportation safety efforts; and (5) to target injury reduction. A schedule of activities needed to implement Virginia's SMS by October 1, 1996, is included.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 146 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/VTRC 95-R8
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1995 12:00AM