Asset Management A Tool to Save Lives, Time, and $$$ June 23, 2006
Business of Saving Lives The Safety Problem Is Global The Safety Solution Is Local and Personal
Plateau in Motor Vehicle Fatality Trend in U.S. 43,200 2005* 44,599 2.08 1.44 * NHTSA FARS; as of 5/2006
The Problem - Today Highway deaths have remained relatively constant– 43,200 (2005) 42,636 (2004) and… The fatality rate is unacceptably high: 1.44 deaths per 100 million VMT
The Problem – Tomorrow • 77 will be injured in a crash during their lifetimes…some more than once. • One will die violently in a highway crash during his/her lifetime.
The Cost $230 Billion Rick owes $ 820
Strategic Planning and conducting a campaign on a broad scale. “The BIG PICTURE”
A Strategic Highway Safety Plan … • Starts with the Planning Process. • Provides a comprehensive, coordinated, continuing, communicative, focused, and unified approach.
Mission Vision “To reduce deaths, injuries, and economic costs resulting from motor vehicle crashes.” “Safest Drivers, Safest Roads.”
Data driven Strategic Comprehensive Integrated Mission statement Vision statement Goals Prioritization of emphasis areas Targets Measurable success indicators Living document ACCOUNTABILITY SHSP Characteristics
Data Driven • Where? • When? • Who? • How? • What?
The What Contributing Factors USState • Roadway Departure 59 % 60% • BAC Related 39 % 36% • Belt Use 82% 79% • Unrestrained 52% 60% • Intersections 22 % 35% • Pedestrian 11 % 9% • Work Zone 3% 6% • Young Drivers(16-24) 23 % 26% • Older Drivers(65+) 19% 17%
Integrated • Integrates the 4 E’s • Education • Engineering • Enforcement • Emergency Services
Emphasis Areas • Alcohol • At-Risk Drivers • Occupant Restraint • Speed • Traffic Records
Emphasis Areas • Run- Off-Road • Intersections • Pedestrians • Commercial Vehicles
Gateways to Information • Website for collecting and disseminating information on program development and effectiveness, and in-depth technical background; maintain currency of knowledge base. • Printed Guides for developing programs • http://safety.transportation.org
The Connection …… A strategic approach to managing transportation infrastructure --- AASHTO Asset Management Guide
Why Asset Management for Roadway Safety is important • Safety is a top priority • Goal is to reduce highway fatalities and injuries • Important to construct, maintain, and operate safer transportation systems • Need to have data and facts of existing conditions and performance • Need to identify and set priorities • Roadway safety expenditures compete for limited DOT resources against other assets
Why • Leverage resources. • Additional funding sources. • Powerful funding request tool. • Make safety efforts more effective and efficient. • Make the task easier. • Support legislative initiatives. • Reduce fatalities and injuries.
It’s about Decision making... ...At every level ...Across disciplines ...With performance measures ...And feedback at all levels
Asset Management.... • Expenditure of funds: • based on trade-off analysis, alternatives considered across functions and asset classes • driven by customer requirements • address a multitude of considerations • incorporate extended time horizons • systematic and data driven
In 2000, FHWA with AASHTO undertook a study to establish a baseline of current roadway safety hardware management practices, needs, and interest in enhancements. Signs Signals Supporting Structures Guardrails / Attenuators Lighting Pavement Markings ITS Equipment
What is Safety Hardware Management? • Inventory • Investment vs. Performance • Programmed Renewals • Legal Protections
What other states are doing............. Minnesota Georgia Maryland Virginia California New Mexico Idaho
Why bother with an AMS Roadway Safety? • Improves resource allocation • Improves system reliability and performance • Improves decision making: • What performs best/which devices have the lowest long-term costs? Save Lives, Time and $$$
Asset Management for Roadway Safety Data Collection Legal Counsel Planning Computerized Database Safety Finance Operations Programming Maintenance Design Construction
Contributions • Serve as Champion • Lead/support the effort • Build upon existing partnerships and coalitions • Help form and enhance coalitions • Bring other safety partners to the table • Keep the safety partners focused • Provide and analyze data
Contributions • Establish and support the 4E emphasis teams • Hold the safety partners accountable • Keep the momentum • Share expertise and knowledge • Coalition Building • Data Analyses • Goal Setting • Performance Measures • Problem ID • Identifying Strategies • Evaluation
Contributions • Determination • Perseverance • Commitment • Passion
Challenges • Language and culture • Turf and Funds • Silos • Organizational Structures • Approaches to the problem • Commitment, Determination and Perseverance
Success Indicators • Are we making a difference? • Membership of coalition. • Leverage resources. • Reduction of injuries and fatalities.
Living Document • What is the data saying? • Have trends changed? • Change in emphasis areas? • Re-prioritize? • The appropriate countermeasures?
For more information... AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Website www.assetmanagement.transportation.org Thomas Van, P.E. Office of Asset Management 202-366-1341 email@example.com Rudolph Umbs, P. E. Office of Safety 202-366-2177 firstname.lastname@example.org