Safety

Safety matters to everyone, so DVRPC pursues an active, wide-ranging approach to improve it. Safety is incorporated in a great many of DVRPC's Work Program efforts, from safe routes to school, to use of technology for operations and incident management, to the Long-Range Plan and corridor studies. The broad Transportation Safety and Security program helps coordinate these efforts and also includes many specific tasks. The links below cover these tasks and provide access to additional outside resources.


New Jersey Local Safety Program

The New Jersey Local Safety Program is a federally-funded program established by the NJDOT, and facilitated by the state’s MPOs, to advance safety improvement projects on county and local roadways. This is a competitive annual program that funds the construction phase of safety projects using federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds.

Data Navigator - Crash Data Summaries

DVRPC's Data Navigator is a one-stop data repository for all geographically-based Census and DVRPC data, including crash summaries by region, county, and municipality. Data results are viewable online and downloadable.

Regional Safety Task Force

The Task Force is a multi-disciplinary team that meets regularly to share information and offer guidance to DVRPC's efforts. This page contains agendas, summaries, and presentations.

Transportation Safety Projects and Programs

This page contains descriptions and reports from tasks within DVRPC's Transportation Safety and Security program. Some highlights are:

  • 2015 Transportation Safety Action Plan - Coordinates efforts to reduce traffic fatalities in the Delaware Valley through an implementation table that will continue to evolve with input from DVRPC's Regional Safety Task Force (RSTF)
  • Road Safety Audits - Focused analysis to make high-crash road sections safer for all users, conducted in close coordination with municipalities, counties, and state agencies
  • Legislative Initiatives – With partners, DVRPC occasionally holds Legislative Symposia to help transportation safety professionals and legislators work together.

Transportation Security Planning

Security planning is increasing in importance everywhere. The aim of transportation security planning is to prevent, prepare for, and aid in the recovery from major events.