U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
General Report Information
Chapter One - Introduction
Chapter Two - Key Findings
Chapter Three - Common Safety Program Themes
Chapter Four - Recommendations and Implementation Strategy
Appendix A - European Contacts
Appendix B - Team Members
Appendix C - Amplifying Questions
Division Administrator FHWA, Indiana
575 North Pennsylvania St., Room 254
Indianapolis, IN 46204
|Dwight M. Bower Director
3311 West State St.
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: 208-334-8807 Fax: 208-334-3858
|Troy E. Costales
Governor's Highway Safety Representative
Oregon DOT, Transportation Safety Division
235 Union St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-1054
Phone: 503-986-4192 Fax: 503-986-4341
Chief of Traffic Engineering Kansas DOT
217 SE Fourth St.
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-3618 Fax: 785-296-3619
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101-2296
Phone: 202-493-3316 Fax: 202-493-3374
Office of Safety Program Integration & Delivery
FHWA, HAS-30, Room 4136
400 Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202-366-9469 Fax: 202-366-3222
|Douglas W. Harwood
Principal Traffic Engineer Midwest Research Institute
425 Volker Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816-753-7600, extension 1571 Fax: 816-561-6557
|Dr. Keith Knapp
University of Wisconsin, Madison
432 North Lake St., Room 713
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-6314 Fax: 608-263-3160
|George E. Rice, Jr.
State Safety Engineer Florida DOT
605 Suwannee St., MS-53
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
Phone: 850-410-4904 Fax: 850-922-2935
|Douglas Van Buren
Wisconsin DOT, Division of State Patrol
4802 Sheboygan Ave., Room 551
Madison, WI 53702
Phone: 608-267-7102 Fax: 608-267-4495
|Dr. Eugene Wilson
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Wyoming
University Station, Box 3295
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3202 Fax: 307-766-6784
Dwight M. Bower (team co-chair) is director of the Idaho Transportation Department in Boise, Idaho. He is responsible for the activities of more than 1,800 employees and an annual budget of $431.9 million. Before joining the Idaho department, Bower was deputy director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, where he also served as a district engineer, assistant district engineer, and senior highway engineer. He began his career as an engineering technician in 1957, earning a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in 1967. He was co-chairman of the National Quality Initiative and a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. Bower was president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in 1997, and now serves on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Board of Directors. He was vice chairman of AASHTO's Strategic Forum Steering Committee and now chairs the Standing Committee on Research. He also serves on the Research and Technology Coordinating Committee and the Joint AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Executive Committee.
Michael Halladay (team co-chair) is acting director of the Office of Program Integration and Delivery for the Safety Unit at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This office leads safety strategic and performance planning for FHWA, along with developing safety research and technology programs and integrating safety programs and issues with other key initiatives. Before that, Halladay served as a senior official in the FHWA Office of Research, Development, and Technology and chief of the Technology Management Division, where he directed research and technology strategic planning and evaluation initiatives and facilitated development of broad-based strategic partnerships for national research and technology delivery programs. Halladay has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Duke University and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Institute of Transportation Engineers, and is active on several Transportation Research Board committees.
John Baxter is division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration's Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. He leads a 24-person staff that administers a $700 million annual Federal-aid program in partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation. As division administrator, Baxter has directed an increased focus on safety at leadership and technical program levels. Earlier in his career, Baxter was involved in infrastructure improvements for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, worked with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories to convert defense-related technologies to civilian applications, and administered elements of the Intelligent Transportation Systems program at the national level. He is a civil engineering graduate and has a master's degree in transportation engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. He is a registered professional engineer in Utah.
Troy E. Costales is the governor's highway safety representative for the State of Oregon in Salem, Oregon, and directs the Transportation Safety Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation. He manages driver education, motorcycle driver education, highway safety, governor-appointed committees, and highway safety programs, including those on safety belts, alcohol and other drugged driving, work zones, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Before joining the Transportation Safety Division in 1997, Costales supervised the statewide crash data system, motor carrier crash data system, fatality data system, traffic-counting program, and Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act management systems for Oregon. He has been involved in creating and testifying on State legislation for highway safety for the past 12 years. Costales has a bachelor's degree in management from George Fox University in Oregon. He is a member of the National Association of Governor's Highway Safety Representatives' executive instructor core, the Oregon Real Estate Board, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Safety Management System Committee.
Mike Crow is bureau chief of traffic engineering for the Kansas Department of Transportation. His bureau is responsible for crash analysis, signing, lighting, and pavement markings statewide. Crow is chairman of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' national Transportation Safety Information Management System project. The project is developing a crash data system that will be able to integrate numerous databases, including emergency medical services, road inventory, crash, police report, and driver's license databases. Crow is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla and has a master's degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Kansas. He is a member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the American Traffic Safety Services Association.
Michael S. Griffith is technical director for the Office of Safety Research and Development for the Federal Highway Administration at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. Griffith manages the Safety Analyst Project. His research emphasis includes highway safety data, analytical tools for safety management, development of relationships between safety and highway geometric design elements, and before-and-after evaluation of the safety effects of highway improvements. Griffith has a master's degree in transportation engineering from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in statistics from State University of New York at Buffalo. He serves as chairman of the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Statistical Methodology and Statistical Computer Software in Transportation Research.
Douglas W. Harwood is principal traffic engineer for Midwest Research Institute, a not-for-profit research organization in Kansas City, Missouri. Harwood serves as principal investigator of a Federal Highway Administration project to develop a comprehensive highway safety improvement model, an effort that will develop new software tools for safety management of the roadway system and identification of the need for site-specific safety improvements. Harwood has more than 28 years of experience at Federal, State, and local agencies. He is a civil engineering graduate of Clarkson College and has a master's degree in transportation engineering from Purdue University in Indiana. He is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri. Harwood chairs the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics, and is a member of its Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service and Joint Subcommittee on the Development of a Highway Safety Manual.
Dr. Keith Knapp (report facilitator) is assistant professor/program director for the Engineering Professional Development Department and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Knapp directs and organizes programs for transportation professionals in the operations and safety fields. Before joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Knapp was assistant professor at Iowa State University and manager of Traffic and Safety Programs at the Center for Transportation Research and Education. Knapp is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a master's degree from Cornell University in New York and a doctorate from Texas A&M University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Michigan, and Iowa. He serves on the Geometric Design and Operations Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Joint Subcommittee for the Development of a Highway Safety Manual and the Operational Effects of Geometrics Committee of the Transportation Research Board.
George E. (Ed) Rice, Jr. is State safety engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation in Tallahassee, Florida. Rice directs the department's Safety Office, which has functional responsibilities related to the traffic crash database for State roads, Highway Safety Improvement Program, State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program, pedestrian and bicycle safety, Highway Safety Management System, Community Traffic Safety Teams, industrial safety, and emergency management. He participates on a department management steering committee for work zone safety. Rice also spent 23 years with the Federal Highway Administration, the last 16 of which included highway safety duties. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety, the Board of Directors for the Florida Operation Lifesaver initiative on railhighway grade crossing safety, and several other committees related to his functional areas.
Douglas Van Buren is superintendent of the Wisconsin State Patrol in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Van Buren understands all aspects of traffic law enforcement, having held numerous positions in the Wisconsin State Patrol over his 30-year career. He oversees all patrol, commercial vehicle, communications, training, chemical testing, and support services activities of the Wisconsin State Patrol. Van Buren holds a business administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also is a graduate of Northwestern University's Traffic Institute in Evanston, Illinois. He is a certified police officer and serves on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety. He serves on the Wisconsin Governor's Council on Highway Safety.
Dr. Eugene Wilson is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Wyoming and director of Wyoming's Local Technical Assistance Program. Wilson conducts research and training on proactive safety, focusing on issues associated with road safety audits. He also develops and provides training on other areas of transportation safety. His recent activities have focused on training workshops tailored to applying road safety audits for State departments of transportation and local governments. Before 1974, he served on the faculty at the University of Iowa and was also director of its Center for Urban and Regional Research. Wilson has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming and a doctorate from Arizona State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa, Colorado, and Wyoming and is certified as a professional traffic operations engineer. Wilson serves on several technical committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Transportation Research Board. He also is director of the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc.