US Department of Transportation
FHWA Planworks: Better Planning, Better Projects
Safety is a top priority for all transportation agencies, and reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries is always a consideration in the development of plans, programs, and projects. Because safety is important to all transportation system users across all modes, collaboration with a large number of stakeholders is essential. Proactive and early collaboration with safety partners and stakeholders during the decision making process ensures safety is incorporated into every plan, program, and project.
MAP-21 and the FAST Act require State DOTs to track safety performance and establish safety targets for National Performance Measures under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). Long range planning at the statewide and regional levels provides the first opportunity for incorporating safety goals, objectives, measures, and targets into the decision making process which ultimately will be used to inform programming and project development.
This Application supports consideration of safety issues and strategies at individual Key Decisions. Hover over the highlighted Key Decisions to understand the specific relationship of safety to the decision. Click on a Key Decision for more detail, including questions to consider and data to support the decision. Key Decisions that are grayed-out have no specific relevance to safety.