ODOT Prepares County 5-year Average Crash Rates
The ODOT Crash Analysis and Reporting (CAR) Unit created a list of fatal and serious injury 5-year average crash rates by county and roadway classification for counties to use when analyzing roadways or applying for grants and programs.
For those considering the County Safety Corridor Pilot Program, the data is needed to evaluate how the road in question compares to the statewide average for a similar type of roadway. See the County Safety Corridor Program Guidelines for more information.
All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS) Application Deadline is December 31st.
The application deadline for the next round of ARTS is less than two weeks away. ODOT estimates about $30 million each year in eligible funds for the 2025 – 2027 funding cycle. The 5-year average crash rates provided by the ODOT Crash Analysis and Reporting (CAR) Unit (see above) can be used to help analyze county roads that exceed the countywide crash averages.
All local governments are encouraged to take advantage of DKS Associates consulting services free of charge. The consultants are available to help identify projects, conduct analysis, and help fill out the application. DKS and ODOT are also piloting a new data dashboard to help local governments interact with the statewide crash data using a more user-friendly Tableau interface.
For more information on the ARTS Program and application materials, see the ODOT website.
Slides Posted for Joe Marek’s Presentation on County Local Safety Action Plans
Joe Marek, Clackamas County Transportation Safety Program Manager, presented on county local safety action plans in a FHWA EDC-5 webinar on December 17th. Joe was joined by Adriane McRae and Cassie Parker, transportation officials from Louisiana, and Nikki Davis from the state of Washington. For more information, see Joe’s presentation here.