OTO recommends Safety Performance Targets
Federal transportation law requires OTO to set performance targets in 7 areas. This pertains to the safety performance targets. The first was related to asset management of buses, facilities, and related equipment with targets which were set earlier in 2017.
Five individual targets comprise the Safety Targets:
1. Number of fatalities
2. Rate of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
3. Number of serious injuries
4. Rate of serious injuries per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
5. Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries
OTO is proposing to plan and program in support of MoDOT targets, which are based on a rolling five-year average:
Performance Measure Statewide Target for CY2018
Number of Fatalities 857.7
Fatality Rate per 100 Million VMT 1.163
Number of Serious Injuries 4,559.3
Serious Injury Rate per 100 Million VMT 6.191
Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries 431.9
Visit https://giveusyourinput.org/category/public-comment/ or the OTO offices to review the Targets in further detail and to submit comments. Comments can also be submitted in writing to Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 417-862-6013.
The public comment period will end at noon on December 14, 2017. The OTO Board of Directors will review and consider approving the Targets at their December 14, 2017 Board Meeting, held at 12:00 noon at 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the Targets.
For more information, contact: Natasha Longpine, Principal Planner, Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, 417-865-3042.
Ozarks Transportation Organization is your Springfield-regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO. The MPO is a body of elected and appointed members who work together with local, state and federal elected officials and policy-makers, serving to make funding and planning decisions for transportation within the Springfield, MO region.
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