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DOT Technical Assistance Program


FHWA, FMCSA, and NHTSA will highlight how their technical assistance programs can help States improve the collection, management, and analysis of their traffic safety data.  NHTSA will present on its technical assistance GO Teams, the Crash Data Improvement Program, & the new TR101 website, which will provide exemplar TR system components, data management practices, integration efforts, analyses, and performance measures. 


FHWA: Roadway Safety Data Program (RSDP), a comprehensive program to assist State and local agencies to develop and conduct more effective roadway safety programs that are data driven. Specific attention will be given to types of technical assistance opportunities and examples of good roadway data practices. 


FMCSA: An overview of technical assistance and support programs including newly streamlined grant programs and the Technical Assistance Teams, as well as a summary of the safety databases available through FMCSA. 

John Siegler - is the Traffic Records Team Lead in NHTSA’s National Driver Register and Traffic Records Division within the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Recent projects include updating the Traffic Records Advisory and assessment methodology, and Mapping to MMUCC.   Prior to this he was a Research Psychologist in NHTSA’s Office of Behavioral Safety Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  


Bob Pollack - Federal Highway Administration Transportation Specialist (since November 2005) in the Office of Safety

Jenny Guarino

Richard Brown - has over 10 years of experience in traffic records system improvements. As a Safety Analyst with VHB, he serves as a both Subject Matter Expert and coordinator for several of the NHTSA GO Team projects. He has also supported the Crash Data Improvement Program (CDIP) as a Technical Assistance Team member and was one of the authors of the new CDIP Guide. Prior to VHB, Mr. Brown was the Project Coordinator for South Carolina’s state’s eCrash, eWarning, and eCitation solution. His duties included the system’s deployment, user training, facilitating data exchanges between State agencies, and coordinate projects outlined by the SC Traffic Records Coordinating Committee.



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