FHWA/MoDOT Partnering Agreements
Roles and Responsibilities of MoDOT
Role - Ensure the Highway Safety Program performs in accordance with state
and federal laws and regulations while implementing MoDOT's Strategic Plan
and related Business Plan priorities and goals. This includes MoDOT's core
Value of"not compromising safety." For our program area, the following
tasks are considered the most important and we will work in partnership with
FHWA to ensure success:
- The Highway Safety Director will coordinate with the FHWA Safety &
Mobility Engineer, while implementing the Strategic Highway Safety Plan
(SHSP) based on the Blueprint to Arrive Alive. In accordance with MoDOT
Values, there will be open and honest communication.
- The Highway Safety Director will ensure quality data analysis is provided
to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety (MCRS) and regional coalitions.
The FHWA Safety & Mobility Engineer will provide technical assistance
- The Highway Safety Director will evaluate the effectiveness of the Highway
Safety Improvement Program including the Strategic Highway Safety Plan,
Highway Safety Improvement Program, High Risk Rural Roads Program, and
Missouri's 5% Report in collaboration with the FHWA Safety & Mobility
Engineer and the FHWA Program Development Team Leader. An evaluation
report is due to the FHW A Division Office by August 31 of each year.
- Blueprint strategies (including those related to the 402 Program) will
be evaluated by the Highway Safety Director and the FHWA Safety &
Mobility Engineer in cooperation with the Executive Committee of the
Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety.
and Responsibilities of FHWA
FHWA's Role- Ensure the
Safety Program performs in accordance with federal laws and regulations while
implementing FHWA's Performance Plan and required stewardship and oversight.
For our program area, the following tasks are considered the most important
and we will work in partnership with MoDOTto ensure success:
- The FHWA Safety & Mobility Engineer will provide support to implement
Missouri's Blueprint to Save More LIves (SHSP). The FHWA Safety &
Mobility Engineer will be devoted to working with the Executive Committee
and regional coalitions to help implement the Blueprint.
- The FHWA Safety & Mobility Engineer and/or other designated personnel
will review and provide comments to the Highway Safety Director within
ten ( l 0) working days of a request for technical analysis.
- The FHWA Safety & Mobility Engineer will attend MAP-21 implementation
meetings and provide comments on any written submittals in a timely
- The FHWA Safety & Mobility Engineer and/or other personnel will work
with the Highway Safety Director in evaluating the effectiveness of
the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and in developing new strategies.
Quarterly meetings will be held to monitor the progress of the Blueprint.
We agree to concentrate
efforts in improving our work by following these ground rules:
respect each other by listening and trying to view issues from the standpoint
of each partner.
- We will present a unified voice to internal and external customers. We
will discuss matters together before responding to customers. FHWA personnel
will not initiate action on statewide policy issues at the district
level without having discussed and agreed to an approach with the appropriate
personnel in the Central Office Division.
- FHWA and Highway Safety staff will make periodic joint visits to the
districts to discuss implementation of regional coalition plans, HSIP
program projects, and the like.
- We will communicate by phone, electronically, and through meeting at
least quarterly to discuss the implementation of the Blueprint and the
Strategic Highway Safety Plan. We will work together in developing the
Highway Safety Division Tracker and the FHWA Performance Plan to ensure
they are in line with FHWA goals, MoDOT's tangible results and the Blueprint.
- We will have early and continuing consultation on issues important
to both FHWA and MoDOT. Thts includes membership on both FHWA and MoDOT
teams and task forces that deal with highway safety Issues.
make decisions by developing consensus.
revisit this partnering agreement annually to determine if changes need
to be made.
The conflict resolution process will follow the attached FHWA/MoDOT Conflict
Resolution Ladder. For situations where a resolution is not achieved at
the MoDOT Director/FHWA Team Leader level, the issue should elevated within
thirty (30) days to facilitate prompt resolution.
V. Performance Evaluation
We will measure our
partnering progress and success by the following performance indicators:
- Progress toward meeting new SHSP Goal of 700 or fewer fatalities by
- Number of Fatalities.
- Number of Disabling
Communicating with Management
We will keep
management informed of our activities and how our partnering is working
weekly fatality data.
in MoDOT's System Management staff meetings, FHWA Team Leader meetings,
and Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety meetings.