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Northwest TTAP
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm 384
Spokane, WA 99202-1660
phone: 509.828.1410

EDC Exchange for Local and Tribal Agencies Data-Driven Safety Analysis

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June 17, 2014




Event Details

Please come join the Northwest TTAP and participate in this upcoming FHWA Every Day Counts Exchange for local and Tribal Agencies - Data-Driven Safety Analysis. 

Phase 1 Building Rm 228 on the Spokane Campus for EWU.
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202

Campus Map -
Parking information -
The parking lot you pick will determine how much you pay for parking.  It is cheaper to pay for an all-day permit vs by the hour.

Driving Directions
·    Heading East/West on I-90

•    Merge onto S Division St / US-2 E via EXIT 281 toward Newport / Colville
·    Turn right onto E Spokane Falls Blvd

·    Turn left onto N Riverpoint Blvd

·    668 N Riverpoint Blvd is on the right 

Other Locations 
For other locations in Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Western Washington please contact Michele Siedenburg or call 509-828-1411 or Matthew Enders  

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June 25, 2015
EDC Exchange for Local and Tribal Agencies
Data-Driven Safety Analysis

How many crashes on a roadway are too many crashes? Today, there are methods to answer this question that has plagued transportation professionals for years.  With limited funding available to address transportation needs, professionals are constantly challenged to make decisions maximizing the return on investment.  Evaluating a roadway in terms of generally accepted guidelines is not sufficient.  Decision makers need to determine if a roadway will perform satisfactorily in terms of crashes - now, and into the future.  Advances in highway safety analysis can provide more reliable information for effective investment decisions.
A new initiative entitled Data-Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) was created under the third round of the FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC).  The objective of this EDC-3 initiative is to incorporate safety performance into all highway investment decisions, by broadening implementation of predictive and systemic safety analysis.  DDSA has many benefits:
Informed Decision-Making: By quantifying the safety impacts associated with roadway planning and design, transportation professionals, elected officials, and the general public can make more informed decisions by weighing safety with other project goals.
Optimizing Investment: With limited resources, agencies need to maximize the safety benefit of every transportation investment. By applying the most current analytical methods, agencies have powerful tools to optimize investments and the safety of all users.
Improved Safety: State, Local, and Tribal agencies can proactively apply safety countermeasures at roadway locations identified as having the highest potential for improvement, effectively reducing fatalities and serious injuries.
This EDC Exchange will highlight how local agencies are integrating safety performance into highway investment decisions.  This Exchange will be of interest to transportation professionals involved in design, environment, local public agency coordination, planning, and safety.    
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Please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Washington State Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for a presentation on Data-Driven Safety Analysis via a live webinar on June 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time.
If you are interested in participating in this exchange, please respond via email to to confirm. Exchange details (physical meeting locations and/or connection information) will be provided closer to the event.

More information:

Contact: Cathy Satterfield - FHWA Office of Safety 708-283-3552

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