Road Safety and Technology

Road Safety and tech

The road safety and technology program area implements the use of advanced technologies to improve travel by people on foot, on bikes, and in cars, buses and trucks in the Valley.

  • 2012 ITS Strategic Plan

    The ITS Strategic Plan charts a strategic course for future ITS investments by identifying emphasis/focus areas and resource allocation goals for each area, but does not prescribe specific projects.
  • I-10 Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Development Planning Study

    Maricopa Association of Governments is undertaking the Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Deployment Planning Study for the I-10 Corridor through the Phoenix metropolitan area.
  • Application of DynusT for Regional Traffic Operations Analysis

    Transportation professionals have, for a long time, been challenged by the problem of accurately estimating how travelers select particular travel path out of many alternatives and also how they will change their path in reaction to changes in the road network such as work zones, crashes, road closures, etc. The answers to these questions are essential for determining the expected variations of traffic flow with time, and forms the basis for developing effective operational strategies that would effectively respond to traffic flow variations on the network.
  • City of Buckeye Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Strategic Plan

    MAG is coordinating with City of Buckeye staff to develop the City’s first ITS Strategic Plan that would help guide the agency make strategic investments in ITS infrastructure as well as equip the agency with staff to manage and operate the system.
  • Emergency Vehicle Preemption State of the Practice

    The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) conducted a comprehensive study regarding current Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) practices in the MAG region.
  • Evaluations of Safety and Elderly Mobility Signs

    In 2007, the MAG Transportation Safety Committee and the MAG Elder Mobility Stakeholders Group jointly launched a road safety project aimed at improving the road environment for older road users.
  • Freeway Service Patrol

    The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program is a coordinated regional effort by Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee

    The committee provides oversight to the development of regional plans, such as the ITS Strategic Plan, the Regional ITS Architecture operations planning necessary for Integrated Corridor Management, and studies to support ITS infrastructure planning.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Program

    Intelligent Transportation Systems, or ITS, is the application of advanced sensor, computer, electronics and communication technologies and management strategies in an integrated manner to improve the overall safety and efficiency of the surface transportation system. ITS applications in urban areas consist of roadside devices (such as electronic message boards, cameras, ramp meters, vehicle detectors, etc.) integrated by a communications network, and linked to central Traffic Management Centers where ITS professionals operate the system using real-time information and traffic management strategies.
  • Local Agency Safety Studies Program

    Member agencies are invited to submit candidate projects for inclusion in the FY2018 Local Agency Safety Studies (LASS) Program.
  • MAG Highway Safety Improvement Program

    The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a new core program that was introduced through SAFETEA-LU, and specifically focused on improving road safety.
  • MAG Regional ITS Architecture Project

    The Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture describes how the various applications of ITS implemented across the Phoenix metropolitan region are interconnected and function as a regional system.
  • MAG Road Safety Assessment Program

    Road Safety Assessments (RSAs) are a proactive approach to improving road safety. They involve a formal examination, from a road safety viewpoint, of a particular intersection or an arterial or freeway corridor.
  • MAG Strategic Transportation Safety Plan

    The Plan is an update to the 2005 STSP developed by the MAG Transportation Safety Committee (TSC). The STSP identifies regional priorities, strategies, resource needs and performance indicators.
  • Regional Transportation Safety Information Management System

    The Regional Transportation Safety Information Management System (RTSIMS) software currently serves as the key analytical tool at MAG for performing crash data analyses in support of transportation safety planning at the regional level.
  • Systems Management and Operations Plan

    The goal of this MAG study is to produce a Systems Management and Operations Plan that would help guide the MAG region in making strategic investments needed to expand.
  • Traffic Signal Optimization Program

    Traffic signal optimization is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve traffic movement and make our streets safer and efficient.
  • Transportation Safety Committee

    The primary goal of the MAG Transportation Safety Planning Program is to identify both current and potential future transportation safety issues, concerns and needs in the region, and determine ways to address them through the regional transportation planning process. Oversight for this planning process is provided by the Transportation Safety Committee (TSC). The TSC consists of safety professionals representing Federal Highway Administration, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Arizona Department of Transportation, 16 local agencies, Valley Metro, AAA Arizona and AARP. The committee meets bimonthly and all meetings are open to the public.
  • Transportation Safety Planning Program

    The primary goal of this program is to identify both current and future regional transportation safety issues, concerns and needs and determine ways to address them through the transportation planning process.