Goal 1 of the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is to provide multi-modal options that support a safe, active and healthy community. To assist in determining how well the region is meeting this goal five performance measures were developed. These performance measures all focus on reducing the number and severity of crashes in the region, in addition to assessing how well the region’s roadway transportation system is meeting the region’s transportation needs.
- Fatalities per year (five-year rolling average)
- Rate of Fatalities (five-year rolling average)
- Serious Injuries per year (five-year rolling average)
- Rate of Serious Injuries (five-year rolling average)
- Number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries (five-year rolling average)
Safety Performance Targets
BTPO is currently accepting comments on the proposed support of the Idaho Transportation Department Safety Targets.
Comments can be emailed or mailed to:
Mori Byington, Planning Director
PO Box 6129
Pocatello, ID 83205-6129
Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act established five national priority areas, which are: Safety, Infrastructure Condition, Congestion Reduction, System Reliability, and Freight Movement and Economic Vitality. For each priority area, the U.S. Department of Transportation establish performance measures and required the States Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) to set targets
The Highway Safety Improvement Program (81 FR13882, March 15, 2016) requires each State Department of Transportation and MPO to establish performance measures and targets for fatalities, the rate of fatalities. serious injuries, the rate of serious injuries, and the number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries. The Idaho Transportation Department has established the following 2019. The 2018 targets are shown in (RED):
- Number of Fatalities – 243 (188)
- Number of Serious Injuries – 1290 (1239)
- Fatality Rate (number of fatalities per 100 million vehicles traveled – 1.40 (1.14)
- Serious Injury Rate (number of fatalities per 100 million vehicles traveled) – 7.43 (7.49)
- Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries – 120 (120).
The targets are part of the State Highway Strategic Plan (SHSP) which provides strategies for accomplishing the targets by 2020. Bannock Transportation Planning Organization has reviewed the targets, the method of determining the targets, and the five-year safety trends within the BTPO Planning area and agree to support the five ITD safety targets. BTPO agrees to work with local agencies and ITD to plan, program, and implement projects and programs in support of the safety targets.
BTPO will add the Safety Targets to the Performance Measures Methodology Report. This report describes the performance measures BTPO tracks and the Targets and Goals for each measure. Goals are used to describe targets for performance measures not included in the FAST Act.
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