Sponsor: Arizona Board of Regents – Research Innovation Fund (Prime: U of A)
PI: Brendan J Russo
Project Start|End Date: 2017 | 2018-12-31
Transportation safety management at the megaregion level is critical for safe and efficient travel across the entire functional region. Even in megaregions contained within a single state, it is important for safety planning officials (at the state, metropolitan planning organization (MPO), county, or municipality level) to consider the safety performance of a megaregion as a whole. This project investigates traffic safety issues within the Arizona megaregion including the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff metropolitan areas. With a multi-modal focus on transportation facilities within the Arizona megaregion, traffic safety issues will be identified using state-of-the-art safety analysis and statistical techniques to identify potential mitigation with a focus on new and emerging technologies. The project includes the integration of data from a variety of sources including ADOT Crash Data, ADOT Multimodal Planning Division (MPD) data, Travel Time Data (Here.com), and weather data from NOAA. The integration of these diverse data sets into crash frequency and severity prediction models is a novel approach in the traffic safety analysis area.