The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) is federal transportation legislation that went into effect on October 1, 2012. It continued the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) as a core Federal-aid program. The goal of the program is to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned public roads and roads on tribal lands. The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads that focuses on performance.
The specific provisions pertaining to the HSIP are defined in Section 1112 of MAP-21, which amended Section 148 of Title 23, United States Code (23 USC 148). Some of the changes to the HSIP include:
The HSIP is implemented through the Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) established by the Florida Department of Transportation. For more information on the Highway Safety Improvement Program or Florida's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, contact Peter Hsu, District Safety & Special Projects Engineer at the Florida Department of Transportation.
Under the Highway Improvement Safety Program, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 Safety Office has made a commitment to allocating federal safety funds to the local agency safety projects focused on reducing severe injury (fatal and incapacitating injury) crashes. Funding is allocated to local governments through a competitive project-based application process.
The Annual District 7 Safety Summit provides local agencies in Tampa Bay with resources and to develop projects and apply for federal safety funding through a formal process designed to identify and deliver safety improvements with the greatest benefit to the public.
Mahshid Arasteh, P.E.
American Quality Consultants, LLC