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SafetyWorkingGroup 

Mike Alexander, SMTCChair

Emily Dozier, DCTC, Co-Chair

Jack ManceA/GFTC

Jennifer Yonkoski, BMTS

Leigh McCullen, BMTS

Cyndi Paddick, BMTS

Sandy Misiewicz, CRTC

Rebecca Odell, CRTC

Ian Wickstead, DCTC

Mike Perry, ECTC

Courtney Taylor, ECTC

Hector Boggio, GBNRTC

Amy Heiderich, HOCTC

Jeff Quackenbush, HOCTC

Fernando deAragon, ITCTC

Jay Lambrix, ITCTC

Adam Levine, NYMTC

Sherry Southe, NYMTC

Alan Sorensen, OCTC

Mario Colone, SMTC

Brian Slack, UCTC

David Staas, UCTC

Barb Cadwell, WJCTC

Jackie Berlant, NYSDOT

Christina Gravelding, NYSDOT-2

Robert Limoges, NYSDOT

Andrew Sattinger, NYSDOT

Geoffrey Wood, NYSDOT

Robert Zitowsky, NYSDOT

Daniel Wood, FHWA

Teresa Haslauer, FHWA

Nicole McGrath, FHWA

David Orr, CLRP

Jennifer Hogan, NYSDOH

Maureen Kozakiewicz, GTSC

Jason Maher, GTSC

Amanda Bertram, GTSC

Yinzhi Shen, ITSMR

Francisco Gomez, NHTSA

Safety of all users of the transportation system - people who drive, walk, bicycle, and ride the bus; as well as freight carriers - is a core function of all transportation agencies. Safety is a broad-ranging discipline that includes the design and operations of transportation facilities, human behavior, and legal issues. It is often classified around the "4E's" of traffic safety: engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency response/EMS. The cooperatively-developed plans listed below are data-driven and identify priority strategies across the 4 E's to reduce fatalities and serious injuries. For more information on these plans, please visit the websites using the links below or see the NYSAMPO Safety Fact Sheet. Additional resources are available through the NYSAMPO Safety Education Toolkit.

MPO transportation planners have a significant role to plan in safety, from establishing safety objectives in the long range plan, to reviewing and analyzing data to identify safety issues, to programming funds to implement solutions. The Safety Working Group has adopted as its mission "to advance initiatives intended to preserve, maintain, and improve traffic safety for all users in New York State." The group includes representatives of New York State's MPOs, New York State DOT, New York State Police, local law enforcement, Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In 2018, NYSAMPO partnered with AAA, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), the Governors Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), and the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) to cobrand five bicycle safety education videos (Click here to access videos).

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New York State Strategic Highway Safety Plan Webpage

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NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee's (GTSC) Highway  Safety Strategic Plan 

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GTSC  Highway Safety Grant Program

Safety Working Group Goals

  1. Provide a forum for the exchange of safety planning information and ideas with New York State, federal, regional, local, and international safety partners.

  2. Collaborate with NYSDOT and other safety partners on New York State and federal safety initiatives.

  3. Provide training and technical support for MPO safety planning efforts.

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Traffic Cones

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Safety Education Toolkit

Click the image above to view the current Work Plan

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