Montana Safety Efforts

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Tribal Transportation Safety Program Funding

Craig Genzlinger Federal Lands Highways TTP Team

Overview

 Tribal Safety Management System  Tribal Safety Program Funding – MAP-21 – Eligible Activities – Application Process – Timeframes

SMS Plan(s)

 Strategic Plan  Implementation Plan  Partners included FHWA, BIA, DOT and Tribal representatives  Strategic Plan identified eight emphasis areas for Indian Lands based on available data.

Strategic Plan Emphasis Areas

        Decision Making Process Data Collection Run off the Road Crashes Occupant Protection / Child Restraint Alcohol / Drug Impaired Driving Other Driver Behavior and Awareness Drivers Under 35 Pedestrian Safety

SMS Implementation Activities

 Continues Steering Committee with Federal and Tribal Representation.

 Tribal Safety Summits  Tribal Safety Plans.

 Model Tribal Safety Improvement Program  Data Collection and Analysis

SMS Implementation Activities

       Safety Education and Training.

Case Studies and Peer Exchanges.

Tribal Safety Awards Program.

Safety Research.

Marketing and Outreach.

Other Safety Activities.

Evaluation and Performance Measures.

SMS Implementation Plan

 Guide for tribal safety – Past and present – Safety set aside in previous Implementation Plan  Will continue to be a guide  Coordinated with Safety Set Aside.

MAP-21 Section 1119

  Section 1119 of Map-21 authorizes the establishment of the tribal safety program by setting aside not more than 2 percent of the funds made available under the tribal transportation program for each fiscal year. The funds are to be allocated based on an identification and analysis of highway safety issues and opportunities on tribal lands.

Approximately $9,000,000

Eligible Activities

 Tribal Safety Plans  Enforcement and EMS  Education Programs  Engineering Improvements  Funding goals for each category

Tribal Safety Plans

 40% goal in year one  Allow for all tribes to develop a safety plan to identify and prioritize needs.

 Intent is to meet all requests if tribe has no existing plan.

 Maximum funding of $10,000  Can apply to update plan, but reduced amount.

Other Safety Planning Acitivties

 Data Collection  Data Analysis and Improvement  Road Safety Audits  Ranked based upon: – Included in an existing safety plan – Funds leveraged with others – Part of a comprehensive safety approach

Enforcement and EMS

     20% goal in year one Emergency communications equipment Traffic enforcement activities Coordinated with BIA IHSP Ranked based upon: – Data – In a current safety plan – Leveraging of funds – Comprehensive approach

Education

     10% Goal in year one Public Service Announcements SMS Activities Programs to inform or address driver behavior Ranked based upon: – Data – In a current safety plan – Leveraging of funds – Comprehensive approach

Engineering Improvements

    30% Goal in year one Roadway Improvements Extensive list in Guidance Ranked based upon: – Data – In a RSA, Engineering Study, etc – Facility ownership – Leveraging of funds – Years since last safety construction project – Comprehensive approach

Application Process

   Application being developed for each project type – Safety Planning – Education – Enforcement – Engineering Projects Can apply for multiple projects – Encouraged to do so Projects Ranked by BIA, FHWA and Tribes

January 4 March 1 March 31 April 15 * April 19 June 14 July 12 July 26 *

Timeframes for 2013

Issue Call for Projects in the Federal Register Tribe submits application to the FLH TTPSF Coordinator Review Committee completes review and ranks applications Successful applicants will be notified of funds to be received, unsuccessful applicants notified and fund distribution process initiated.

Issue Call for Projects in the Federal Register Tribe submits application to the FLH TTPSF Coordinator Review Committee completes review and ranks applications Successful applicants will be notified of funds to be received, unsuccessful applicants notified and fund distribution process initiated.

What’s next

 Complete Guidance and Applications  Add to Program Delivery Guide  Distribute thru TTAP and other sources  Federal Register Notice

Craig Genzlinger 406-441-3910

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