The 2015 MAG Strategic Transportation Safety Plan (STSP) was approved by the Regional Council in 2015. The Plan is an update to the 2005 STSP developed by MAG’s Transportation Safety Committee (TSC). The STSP identifies regional priorities, strategies, resource needs and performance indicators. It also establishes an approach for identifying and enacting solutions for road safety issues that affect all agencies in the MAG region. The STSP’s development was coordinated with the Arizona Department of Transportation's (ADOT) 2014 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).
Implementation of the STSP spans a 10-year time frame from July 2015 to June 2025. Enacting the proposed strategies may require changes in investment priorities and/or organizational changes. These strategies provide the best opportunity of achieving three to seven percent reduction in fatalities and serious injuries.
To monitor the effectiveness of regional road safety programs and initiatives, MAG produces crash statistics and trends, performance in comparison to the safety target, and a summary of road safety projects and activities in each action area, including their possible impact on road safety performance. MAG’s Transportation Safety Committee provides oversight to programs and projects to guide these activities throughout their implementation. Regular review of projects and programs that address these strategies will be done under the direction of MAG’s Transportation Safety Committee. This STSP will be updated on a five-year cycle.
This project will develop a comprehensive, dynamic, and forward thinking Strategic Transportation Safety Plan (STSP), as a comprehensive update to the previous STSP approved by MAG in 2015. The new STSP will identify a culture of safety and establish a vision, goals, objectives, strategies, countermeasures and performance measures for transportation safety. The STSP will also address emerging technologies for which the culture of safety identified will help advance towards realistic expectations of safety. Safety will likely be a cornerstone in the development of the next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and anticipated extension of Proposition 400. The STSP will demonstrate the benefit of comprehensive safety program structure and programming and project considerations to benefit the regional multimodal transportation network.
Do You Feel Safe on the Street?
A public poll asked drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to improve safety planning
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is working on a new Strategic Transportation Safety Plan. Valley residents provided feedback on a social pin-point survey. Results are summarized and included in the draft Task 1 report available in the associated task listing below.
The safety team also will compare the findings to other regions and states to see how other areas have addressed similar safety concerns. The team will incorporate best practices into the safety plan. Safety for all modes of transportation will be a cornerstone in the next Regional Transportation Plan, Imagine, which is currently under development by the MAG Transportation Policy Committee.
Oversight for the project will be provided by a Transportation Safety Stakeholders Group (TSSG) consisting of local agency representatives covering a wide range of partners including FHWA, ADOT, MCDOT, and Valley Metro. The execution of each task resulted in a Task Report or technical memoranda documenting the work performed findings and recommendations.
Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB aka HAWK) Treatment
Study Cost: $299,998.40
Duration: 18 months: June 2019 to December 2020
Study Team: Greenlight Traffic Engineering, LLC, is the lead consultant, assisted by the firm Rick Engineering, GCI, 4M Consulting Group, and Pam Fischer Consulting.
2019 AZ Strategic Traffic Safety Plan (AZ-STSP)
Zero Fatalities – What Should Be Our Goal (Video Footage Courtesy, Nevada)
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In an effort to make information delivery faster, MAG has implemented an e-mail notification system that will make it easier to receive documents such as agendas, minutes and reports. Through a free subscription service called GovDelivery, MAG member agencies and the public will have better access to information that is posted on the MAG Web site.
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