California HSIP Cycle 8

Caltrans has announced the HSIP Cycle 8 call for projects. Applications are due August 12th, 2016, so you should already be working on them now. More information and official application forms are posted on their website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP/apply_nowHSIP.htm. In response to the new cycle, we have updated our HSIP Helper application tool. The HSIP Helper allows you to quickly explore potential benefits for all the systemic countermeasures and is a great starting point. Instead of reviewing potential countermeasures one by one it calculates and displays all of them by categories (signalized intersections, non-signalized intersections, and roadway). Documentation is available to help you […]

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Announcing the HSIP Helper

We are happy to introduce the HSIP Helper at www.HSIPhelper.com for agencies to explore systemic countermeasures for their California HSIP Cycle 7 applications. For more background information, please see our previous post. The intent of the HSIP Helper is to illuminate the high benefits of systemic countermeasures and to help those agencies exploring their data to identify potential countermeasures that they may not have previously considered for their HSIP application. If your agency already has picked out their projects, this tool will not be beneficial. Before we dig into any more details, it is important to note that this tool is […]

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California HSIP Cycle 7

UPDATE: See Cycle 8 blog post for the latest information. Caltrans has announced plans for $150 million to be distributed during the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) call for projects. The goal of the federally mandated HSIP 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 state departments of transportation are tasked with maximizing the benefits of their designated funding through a data-driven approach. The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance manages the California HSIP program and has established a protocol of evaluating applications based on a […]

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