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2014 Program

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Sunday, October 26.
9:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
9:00am – 5:00pm ATSIP Board Meeting - Market Street Room
12:00pm-5:00pm Exhibit/Poster Setup
1:00pm – 2:30pm Training Session l: Performance Measurement: Three Birds with One Stone
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
This will be a workshop focused on the principles of performance management related to Traffic Records. It will include discussions of both a) State level management of safety in a State based on measures of program outcomes, and b) system-level performance measurement related to quality control (the NHTSA six-pack of data quality attributes) for Traffic Records. 

The speakers will present general principles of performance measurement and management—what to measure, how to create meaningful measures of performance, understanding what the numbers are telling you, and using the data in decision making. They will follow up with specific, pragmatic examples of how States can and do use performance measurement to improve safety and data quality.
   Bob Scopatz - VHB, Inc.
   Joan Vecchi - Consultant
   Joe McCarthy - JDI Consulting
  
    
1:00pm – 2:30pm Training Session ll: Roadway Data Improvement Program
Location: Salon G
Bob Pollack – Federal Highway Administration
The opening RDIP session will cover information about what an RDIP is, how they work, what they cover, what the RDIP produces for a State, and what have been the general findings from the program with the States that have participated. This session will also feature presentations from States that have participated in the RDIP regarding their thoughts about the RDIP. Participants will have questions or issues addressed by the presenters.  
 
   
1:00pm – 2:30pm Training Session lll: Excel Walkthrough
Location: Salon E
Cory Hutchinson – Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group
This workshop will focus on utilizing Excel 2013 for analyzing and reporting crash, DWI, and roadway data to improve traffic safety. The Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG) is providing tools and resources to assist agencies at all levels throughout the state to better understand and utilize their crash data. Topics will including reading data from SQL databases, building a Tabular Model, analyzing data with PowerPivot, and building dashboards with PowerView.
    
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break on your own
3:00pm – 4:30pm Training Session lV: Traffic Records Assessment Training
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Kara Mueller Haag - TSASS
Learn more about being an assessor for the new online traffic records assessments. NHTSA staff and seasoned assessment facilitators will answer questions about the topics covered by the new assessment and the expertise needed to be an assessor. Also learn how the new State Traffic Records Assessment Program (STRAP) works, the duties and responsibilities of assessors, the assessment schedule, and the approximate workload for each assessor.
    
3:00pm – 4:30pm Training Session V: Roadway Data Improvement Program
Location: Salon G
Bob Pollack – Federal Highway Administration
This RDIP session will be an interactive session which will review and discuss the principal issues that the RDIP addresses, State’s roadway data capabilities, analysis, management/governance and interoperability. It will explore the RDIP in relation to issues that currently confront State DOTs such as interactions between offices within the DOT, interactions with outside agencies, meeting MAP-21 requirements and how to use roadway data more effectively. This session will afford the participants an opportunity to raise their concerns with these issues and explore potential approaches for addressing them with subject matter specialists. It will provide information on data resources available through FHWA.
  
3:00pm – 4:30pm Training Session Vl: GIS Walkthrough
Location: Salon E
Jeff Dickey – Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group
Valuable information is encoded within the spatial attributes of crash and roadway data. In this workshop we explore using a geographic information system to extract and manipulate these spatial attributes. Methods will be presented on validating crash locations, calculating curve radii, generating an inventory of intersections, and creating crash heat maps.
  
6:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome Reception and Poster Presentations
Location: Arch View Ballroom
  

Monday, October 27..

7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast in Arch View Ballroom
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open
8:00am – 9:30am Opening Ceremony in Salons A, B, C, & D
Missouri State Patrol Color Guard
Welcome – Ed Hassinger, Missouri Department of Transportation
Keynote Speaker – Deborah Hersman, National Safety Council
 
9:30am – 10:30am Session 1: State and Local Data Integration
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Data Intergration Moderator: Bob Pollack - Federal Highway Administration
puzzle This presentation will focus on the integration of local road data into State systems. It will include a summary of four “noteworthy practice” and case studies will that were developed of the practices. In addition it will include information on Pilot studies being conducted in three states and information from a draft guide on State and Local Data Integration. In some cases States have assumed the responsibility of collecting safety data on all public roads, in other cases local agencies are responsible for the collection of safety data and the State provides the mechanism for local agencies to submit their data for integration. Information presented in in this session will be useful to State and local agencies that are developing integrated safety data sets.
9:30am - 10:30am
Session 2: Driver Behaviors
Location: Salon G
Driver/Vehicle Moderator: Dave Bozak – InfoGroup
 Presentations:
Investigating Crash-Prone Driver Problems in Louisiana
Xiaoduan Sun - University of Louisana
Factors Associated with Seat Belt Use by U.S. Long Haul Truck Drivers
Guang Chen– National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Older drivers in motor vehicle crashes: the crash patterns and injury risk
Guangming Han – Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
9:30am - 10:30am Session 3: Local Road Crash Analysis
Location: Salon E
Data Analysis Moderator: Jeff Dickey – Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group
   
Presentations:
A Geographic Information Systems Based Location Information Correction Framework for Crash Records
Omer Soysal – Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group  
Roadway and Crash Data Processing with a Geographic Information System and Excel
Jeff Dickey – Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group  
Local Road Crash Analysis and Mapping
Bethany Campbell
– Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group  
 
9:30  - 10:30am Session 4: Best Practices
Location: Salon F
Best Practices Moderator: : Cory Hutchinson – Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group
This session will showcase the Best Practices submissions that were received for the Program and Data Visualization categories. Presenters will give a brief overview of their projects and attendees will be asked to assist with the selection of this year’s award winners. Best Practice awards will be announced during Tuesday’s luncheon.
    
10:30am - 11:00am Break – Visit vendors in the Exhibit Hall!
11:00am - 12:00pm Session 5: Intergrating Data to Evaluate the Burden of of Injury
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Data Intergration Moderator: Cynthia Burch – University of Maryland, Baltimore
 
 Presentations:
Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) Summary and Transition
Leslie Nelson-Taullie – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
A Roadmap to Measurement of Serious Injuries in Crashes Through Data Linkage
Carol Flanagan – University of Michigan
Accuracy Analysis of Crash Severity Rating via Comparison with CODES
Steven Parker
11:00am - 12:00pm Session 6: DOT Technical Assistance Program
Location: Salon G
Moderator: Sarah Weissman Pascual– National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Federal Programs  
NHTSA will present on traffic records assessments and GO Team assistance programs. Overviews of both processes will be presented, along with longer range plans for additional training and assistance including a new CDIP and TR 101.
 
FHWA has developed the Roadway Safety Data Program (RSDP) as a comprehensive program to assist state and local agencies to develop and conduct more effective safety programs that are data driven. This session present information on the RSDP as it is being implemented by the Office of Safety and contacts so state and local safety agencies can participate in the RSDP.
 
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) maintains a research and analysis portfolio which addresses commercial motor vehicle safety performance, characteristics of crashes, driver fatigue, technology utilization, and enforcement actions. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of these activities, highlighting findings from recent projects. The discussion will include a summary of the safety databases available through FMCSA.
  
11:00am - 12:00pm Session 7: Crash Location and Quality Assurance
Location: Salon E
Roadway Moderator: Bob Scopatz – VHB, Inc.
 
 Presentations:
Toward elimination of traditional post-report geocoding: A unified statewide geocoding system.
Daniel Brown – University of Florida

Quality Assurance Framework
Stacey Giersch– Wyoming Department of Transportation
Joe McCarthy – JDI Consulting
 
11:00am - 12:00pm Session 8: Electronic Capture and Enforcement  
Location: Salon F
Citation/Adjudication Moderator: Christopher Corea – Maryland State Police
 
 Presentations:
Improving Crash/UTC Data and Timeliness through Electronic Submission
Maureen Johnson – Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Justin Atwell - Appriss, Inc.
T-Force Truck Traffic Enforcement Toolkit – A Key Resource for Traffic Patrol Officers
Robin Riessman - University of Massachusetts
 
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch in Salons A, B, C, & D
Luncheon Speaker - Fran Bents, Westat
 
1:30pm - 2:30pm Session 9: Low Cost Traffic Records Data Improvements on a Tight Budget
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Data Improvement Moderator: Eric Rodgman – University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
 Presenters:
Janet Greene – North Carolina Administrative Office of Courts
Sgt. Eric Schaberg – North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Pam Guptill – North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
Greg Ferrara - North Carolina State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education  
1:30pm - 2:30pm Session 10: TR Assessment Report Out: The First 10
Location: Salon G
Federal Programs Moderator: John Siegler – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
 
NHTSA staff, facilitators, assessors, and State representatives will review the new traffic records assessment and take a first look at aggregate data and analysis from the 10 assessments completed to date.
1:30pm - 2:30pm Session 11:Analyses of Crash Patterns and Driver Behaviors
Location: Salon E
Crash Moderator: David Harkey – University of North Carolina
Presentations:
Making use of comparative analysis in identifying crash patterns
Gerald Dildine – ITIS Corporation

Squeezing Information from Your Data-Exemplified by an Impaired Driver Data Case
David B. Brown – University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety

Vehicle and Driver At-Fault Comparisons
Randy K. Smith – University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety
1:30pm - 2:30pm Session 12: Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Crash Edit Tool (CET)
Location: Salon F
Traffic Records Tools Moderator: Bruce Aquila - Intergraph
In 2004, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) implemented a crash analysis system called the Safety Analysis Management System (SAMS). The purpose of SAMS is to identify locations with opportunities for safety improvement on a statewide basis. This was to be accomplished by vastly simplifying data mining for users and to allow for automated system wide network screening. After various attempts to improve the data quality, MDOT implemented the Crash Edit Tool (CET) in 2010, an application to manually edit crash data a complete record at a time. The CET has allowed MDOT to cleanse crash records at a swift pace and to maintain a high percentage of accuracy and validity. In addition to cleansing current crash data, the CET can also be used to query and cleanse historical crash data in the database. It also provides MDOT with an activity log of information related to each user’s edit history and an agency quality log to help determine the quality of each agency’s crash reports.
 
 
2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon break and snacks in the Exhibit Hall
   
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 13: Crash Analyses
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Crash Moderator: David Bozak - InfoGroup
 
Presentations:
South Carolina DOT's Crash Diagramming Tool
Bruce Aquila - Intergraph
 
Crash Data at Your Fingertips: Michigan Traffic Crash Facts
Patrick Bowman – University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
 
Edit Rules for MMUCC? Connecticut’s Experience
David Bozack- InfoGroup
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 14: Data Modernization
Location: Salon G
Federal Programs Moderator: Sean McLaurin – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
 
In January 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the Data Modernization project to affirm NHTSA's position as the leader in motor vehicle crash data collection and analysis, by collecting quality data to keep pace with emerging technology and policy needs. The modernization project will upgrade NHTSA’s key data systems by:

• Modernizing / consolidating legacy IT projects
• Updating the data collected in National Automotive Sampling System (NASS)
• Reexamining the NASS sample sites and sample size

This presentation will discuss the challenges of designing the modernized data collection system, including how a nationally representative sample of crashes will be obtained.
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 15: Crash Modification Factors
Location: Salon E
Crash Moderator: Carol Tan – Federal Highway Administration
 
 Speakers:
Daniel Carter – UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Raghavan Srinivasan – UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Nancy Lefler – VHB
 
Presentations: 
  1) CMF Development - Data Needs and Protocols
The focus of this presentation is on the data needs and protocols associated with the development of high quality CMFs.


 2) Recently Developed Intersection CMFs
This presentation will discuss the results from recently completed evaluations for treatments at intersections, including 1) installation of traffic signals (with and without left-turn lanes), 2) intersection collision warning system, and 3) red light indicators.

3) Recently Developed Roadway CMFs
This presentation will discuss the results from recently completed evaluations for treatments intended to address run-off-road crashes on roadway segments, including: 1) median barriers and rumble strips, 2) edgeline rumble strips on curves, and 3) combination of edgeline and centerline rumble strips.

 4) Future CMF Research and Challenges
This presentation will discuss the challenges associated with the development and application of CMFs. The following issues will be discussed: 1) transferability of CMFs, 2) methods for combining CMFs for multiple treatments for application in a single location, and 3) development of crash modification functions.
 
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 16: Excel Walkthough
Location: Salon F
Traffic Records Tools Moderator: Cory Hutchinson – Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group
 
This workshop will focus on utilizing Excel 2013 for analyzing and reporting crash, DWI, and roadway data to improve traffic safety. The Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG) is providing tools and resources to assist agencies at all levels throughout the state to better understand and utilize their crash data. Topics will include reading data from SQL databases, building a Tabular Model, analyzing data with PowerPivot, and building dashboards with PowerView.
    
 
4:30pm - 5:30pm Town Hall Meeting: USDOT TRCC FHWA, NHTSA, FMCSA
  Locaton: Grand Suite I & 2
  Moderator: Luke Johnson – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
 

The modal members of DOT’s Traffic Records Coordinating Committee want to hear from you! Please bring your questions, comments, and suggestions to this informal discussion session and representatives from FHWA, FMCSA, NHTSA, and RITA will be available to discuss issues of interest to attendees.

  Speakers:
  Sean McLaurin – National Highway Traffic Safety – National Highway Traffic Safety
Mike Griffith – Federal Highway Administration
Steven Smith – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
 
 
Tuesday, October 28...
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open
7:00am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast in Arch View Ballroom
8:00am – 9:30am Session 17: Crash Data Locating
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Crash Moderator: Dave Bozak - InfoGroup
  Presentations:
Straight Line Diagramming with Integrated LiDAR and Video Analytics Technologies
Connie Gurchiek –
Transcend Spatial Solutions
Visualizing traffic data using interactive web-based maps
llir Bejleri - University of Florida 
8:00am - 9:30am Session 18: Farm vehicle crashes
Location: Salon G
Moderator: Nils King – Appriss, Inc.
Presentations:
Epidemiology of farm equipment crashes in nine Midwest states
Tracy Young -
University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center
Effect of road characteristics on the incidence of farm vehicle-related crashes
Shabbar Ranapurwala - University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center
Prevalence of alcohol testing and use in on-road farm equipment-related crashes
Karisa Harland - University of Iowa
Characteristics of farm equipment crashes associated with injury among youth
Maisha Frederick
-University of Iowa
8:00am - 9:30am Session 19: MIRE and Roadway Analyses
Location: Salon E
Roadway Moderator: Bob Pollack – Federal Highway Administration
 Presentations:
Noteworthy State Safety Practices
Several states have begun initiatives that represent innovative or more efficient approaches to data collection, management and/or data usage. These programs involve both roadway and crash data. The three programs are:

Utah DOT U-Plan – The Utah DOT has undertaken a project to digitally collect roadway assets using LIDAR technology.

Vermont’s Response to the Crash Data Improvement Program - The Vermont Agency of Transportation has utilized both the CDIP and Traffic Records Assessments to initiate and justify requests for modifications to VT Crash Records System.

ConnDOT Partners with UConn to Establish a Transportation Safety Research Center - In an effort to dramatically improve crash data collection, analysis, and management statewide, Connecticut DOT (ConnDOT) partnered with the University of Connecticut (UConn) to establish the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center.

MIRE Reassessment
The FHWA developed the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE) as a recommended listing of roadway and traffic characteristic elements that are important to safety management. The MIRE was developed as a guideline to help states improve their roadway inventories to have the information needed to use some of the more advanced analytic tools, such as those found in the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual. The current version of MIRE (MIRE Version 1.0) is now almost five years old. The FHWA. In order to review and assess the utility and value of the current MIRE, is undertaking a reassessment of the current MIRE data elements.

This session will provide more information about the reassessment process and how state and local agencies may participate in the MIRE reassessment.
 
9:30am - 10:00am Break – Visit vendors in the Exhibit Hall!
10:00am - 11:30am ATSIP Annual Meeting
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Meeting will be conducted by the ATSIP President,Nils King, and include business discussions and voting.
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch in Salons A, B, C, & D
Luncheon will begin with words from the 2014 Program Chair, Tim Kerns, and include the ATSIP Distinguished Achievment and Best Practices Awards for Best Project, Website and Data Visualization.
 
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 20: Traffic Safety Analyses of Linked Datasets
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Data Analysis Moderator: Joe McCarthy – JDI Consulting
 Presentations:
Performance Measures from Existing Datasets: Meeting performance measures needs
Steven Parker
Characteristics and crash involvement of passenger vehicles registered for commercial use
Michael Singleton
– Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
Facilitators and Barriers for state systems that link motor vehicle crash data
Gwen Bergen - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Traffic records data feeds safety analysis data which help drive decisions
Joe McCarthy– JDI Consulting
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 21: Traffic Crash Injury Outcomes
Location: Salon G
Moderator: Cynthia Burch – University of Maryland Baltimore
  Presentations:
Matching Crashes to Hospital Patients: Deterministic v. Probabilistic Methods
Richard Miller
– Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Associations between socioeconomic status and MVC injury treatment
Rachel Cooper
– Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Communicating the Benefits of Back Seat Restraint: Data to Action in New York
Michael Bauer
– New York Department of Health
Meeting the data needs in a data intensive world
Robin Riessman - University of Massachusetts
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 22: Crash Data Collection
Location: Salon E
Moderator: Nils King – Appriss, Inc.
 
 Presentations:
Building a Quality Crash Record
Nadine Jobe - Washington Department of Transportation
National Crash Reporting System…. think big, dream big, believe big, and the results will be big!
David Kaelin – Appriss, Inc.
Bob Holtgrave – Appriss, Inc.
Chuck Orms – Appriss, Inc.
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 23: TRCC Roundtable Part 1
Location: Salon F
TRCC Moderator: Hadi Shirazi – Louisiana Department of Transportation
 
The DOT|TRCC has launched a research project exploring and identifying State TRCC noteworthy practices. State TRCC coordinators and members are welcome to attend this session to review initial findings and share challenges and successes they’ve experienced with their TRCCs. This information will be used to further refine the project findings, which will be published in a State TRCC Noteworthy Practices Guidebook.
 
2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon break and snacks in the Exhibit Hall
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 24: Roadway Data Collection and Analysis
Location: Grand Suite 1 & 2
Roadway Moderator: Camille Burke – Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
 
Presentations:

First Point of Contact: Improving the usability of Minnesota's Crash Reports
Katie Fleming – Minnesota Department of Transportation
Roadway Safety Data Interoperability Between State and Local Agencies
Nancy Lefler – VHB, Inc.
Pursuing Crash Data Quality from the Roadway to the Repository
Mark Thompson – Utah Department of Public Safety
    
   
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 25: Motorcycles and Off-Road Vehicles
Location: Salon G
Data Analysis Moderator: Mehdi Nassirpour – Illinois Department of Transportation
Presentations:

When Off-Road Vehicles Go On The Road: Challenges of All-Terrain Vehicle Roadway
Gerene Denning
– University of Iowa
  Motorcycle Related Crash Victims and Their Associates Hospital Charges in Illinois
Mehdi Nassirpour
- Illinois Department of Transportation
 
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 26: Big Data: Federal Research Projects
Location: Salon E
Federal Programs Moderator: Michael Griffith - Federal Highway Administration
Presentations:

Using Naturalistic Driving System Data to Evaluate Offset Left-Turn Lanes
Chris Fees – MRI Global

Roadway Departure Crashes on Horizontal Curves (SHRP2)
Shauna Hallmark – Iowa State University

Overview of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Safety Data
Michael Griffith – Federal Highway Administration
 
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 27: TRCC Roundtable Part 2
Location: Salon F
TRCC Moderator: Hadi Shirazi– Louisiana Department of Transportation
 
The DOT|TRCC has launched a research project exploring and identifying State TRCC noteworthy practices. State TRCC coordinators and members are welcome to attend this session to review initial findings and share challenges and successes they’ve experienced with their TRCCs. This information will be used to further refine the project findings, which will be published in a State TRCC Noteworthy Practices Guidebook.
 
 
    

Wednesday, October 29....
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast in the Arch View Foyer
8:00am – 9:30am Session 28: Crash Locating and Analysis
Location: Grand Suites 1 & 2
Crash Moderator: David Harkey– University of North Carolina
 
  Presentations:
How to create collsion diagrams and utlize data for comparative analysis
Gerald Dindine– ITIS Corporation 
Crash mapping made easy: improving geocoding using a GIS web-based custom mapping tool
Marni Fowler– University of Florida
A GIS Based Location Information Correction Framework for Crash Data
Omer Soysal– Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group
8:00am – 9:30am Session 29: Roadway Infrastructure and Data Collection
Location: Salon E
Roadway Moderator: Bob Scopatz – VHB, Inc.
  Presentations:

Automated Extraction of Horizontal Curve Location and Geometric Characteristics
Steven Parker
Asset Management for Traffic and Safety Assets
Nancy Lefler
– VHB, Inc.

Iowa Full MIRE Data Collection - intersections, interchanges, curves
Michael Pawlovich – Iowa Department of Transportation
Facilitated MMUCC Assessment Strategy
Eric Green
– University of Kentucky
8:00am – 9:30am Session 30: Data-driven Analysis
Location: Salon F
Federal Programs Moderator: Esther Strawder – Federal Highway Administration
 
 Presenters:
Mike Griffith – Federal Highway Administration
John P Miller – Missouri Department of Transportation
Dan Magri – Louisiana Department of Transportation
 
Recent advances in highway safety analysis can provide more reliable information for effective investment decisions on the nation’s highway system. The objective of this EDC-3 initiative is broader implementation of two of these advances—predictive approaches and systemic approaches—into safety management processes and project development decision making. Predictive approaches combine crash, roadway inventory, and traffic volume data to provide more reliable estimates of an existing or proposed roadway’s expected safety performance. The results inform roadway safety management and project development decision making as well as safety countermeasure selection and evaluation. Examples of tools State and local highway agencies can use to apply predictive approaches include AASHTO’s Highway Safety Manual, AASHTOWare’s Safety Analyst software, FHWA’s Interactive Highway Safety Design Model and Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse, and several commercial products in the marketplace.
 
8:00am – 9:30am Session 31: New Approaches to Data Transfer: NHTSA EDT Pilot, NIEM Surface Transportation Domain
Location: Salon G
Data Analysis Moderator: Luke Johnson – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
 
Presenters:
Lavanya Yanduru – Natek, Inc.
Status report on the Electronic Data Transfer (EDT) initiative to implement electronic data interchange of the States’ motor vehicle crash data to the FARS data system. The objective of the EDT project is to reduce/eliminate redundant processes for reporting crash data both to State and to the FARS and GES databases. A potentially greater benefit of the EDT is the vision of a National census data system of ALL reported motor vehicle crash data with uniform definitions in the United States.
 
Dan Morgan – Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is taking steps to establish a Surface Transportation domain within the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). The DOT|TRCC will serve as a critical part of this effort, particularly within the traffic records subdomain, and is seeking stakeholders to participate in the NIEM traffic records “community of interest”. Learn more about NIEM and how its combination of powerful tech tools and process management can improve data, save time and money, and move your programs forward.
9:30am - 9:45am Break
   
9:45am – 10:45am Session 32: EMS Data Collection and Analysis
Location: Grand Suites 1 & 2
Injury Surveillance Moderator: John New – Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
 
Presentations:

Critical but Often Neglected: EMS Records
Beau Elliott – University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety
Nebraska EMS Data Assessment and Improvement, 2012
Ashley Newmyer
– Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
9:45am – 10:45am Session 33: Driver-Related Data Collection
Location: Salon E
Driver/Vehicle Moderator: Joan Vecchi - Consultant
Presentations:
Using national licensing data to measure exposure: proceed with caution
Robert Foss – University of North Carolina Center for the Study of Young Drivers
ELIAS - Electronic Search Warrant Application
Christopher Leyba
– Washington Traffic Safety Commission
9:45am – 10:45am Session 34: TDOT’s Answer to Evolving Highway Safety Emphasis
Location: Salon F
Roadway Moderator: Bruce Aquila– Intergraph
 
The Tennessee Department of Transportation needed a comprehensive, flexible tool for analysis of highway safety data. TDOT planners determined that they needed a program that could use the existing highway inventory database to find problem areas that would address the changing areas of emphasis. SAFETEA-LU emphasized Intersection Safety, Local & Rural Road Safety, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, Roadway Departure Safety, and Speed Management Safety. This led to the development of a program that could create a base data set that combined highway data and crash history. Instead of just adding up the number of crashes for each location, crash attribute data is stored on these records. This allows planners to query this data for specific data both singularly or in combination with other attributes.
 
 
9:45am – 10:45am Session 35: Session 35: Think Differently. Taking action this week on crashes occurring this week. Developing additional HSO/TRCC crash reduction strategies
Location: Salon G
Data Collection Moderator: Steve Vitolo – Oregon Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
 
This session will provide a quick snapshot of 10 years of GHSA award-winning work to bring Oregon’s Law Enforcement and Highway Safety Office into the future. The focus of this session will be to share the vision-turned reality for the Oregon Highway Safety Office and Oregon State Police using state-of-the-art technology now available from Trimble Public Safety. In addition to digitally creating the highly effective DDACTS methodology in a single enterprise-grade system, the focus here is to share current capabilities to help the highway safety community identify and create actionable traffic crash Intelligence across their state that will allow them, in partnership with their law enforcement and community partners, to develop additional counter-measures to be able to take quick action on emerging hot-spots this week.
 
 
10:45am - 11:00am Break
10:00am - 11:00am Closing Plenary Session in Grand Suite 1 & 2
This session will include closing remarks from the ATSIP President and Vice Presidents. Door prizes will be awarded.
Lunch - On Your Own
12:30pm - 2:30pm MMUCC Workshop
Location: Broadway Room
Moderator: Governors Highway Safety Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) provides a recommended set of data elements to report crash data. However, MMUCC does not provide States with guidance on implementation, which has led many States to continue to collect crash data differently. One way to overcome the challenges created by differing data collection efforts is to encourage States to map their crash data to a common MMUCC-based data set. This workshop will focus on GHSA and NHTSA’s collaborative effort to develop a MMUCC Mapping Guideline that establishes a process and rules for mapping State crash data elements and attributes to corresponding data elements and attributes in MMUCC. The purpose of the proposed Guideline, its methodology, and comments received by GHSA will be reviewed. Anyone with an interest in MMUCC and what it means to map to MMUCC is encouraged to participate in this workshop.
Poster Sessions in Arch View Ballroom

Comprehensive Analysis of Truck-involved Crashes in Ontario

            Chris Lee – University of Windsor

Crash Mapping and Analysis in Puerto Rico

            Brittany Shake – University of Alabama

GIS-Based Evaluation of Crash Reduction Selective Law Enforcement Campaigns

            Jenna Simandl – University of Alabama

Visualizing Spatial Trends Over Time

            Ian Tangert – Washington College

 

Posters will be available beginning at the Welcome Reception on Sunday October 26.  Presenters will be with their posters during that reception. 
 
 
Attention Presenters!  Please e-mail your presentation materials to Kellee Craft at kcraft@tsass.com for inclusion in the electronic program.  Presentations will be accepted before, during, and after the Forum.
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