FHWA/MoDOT Partnering Agreements
I. Roles and Responsibilities of MoDOT
MoDOT's Role â€“ 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 this 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) â€“ Missouri's Blueprint to Save More Lives. 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
and the Highway Safety Improvement Program in collaboration with the FHWA
Safety & Mobility Engineer and the FHWA Program Development Team Leader.
An evaluation report is due to the FHWA Division Office by August 31st
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.
- The Highway Safety Director will continue to work with MoDOT's Leadership
in support of FHWA's goal of maintaining a 90% obligation rate for HSIP
II. Roles 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 this program area, the following tasks are
considered the most important and we will work in partnership with MoDOT
to 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 (10) 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 manner.
- 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.
- The FHWA Safety & Mobility Engineer will continue to work with Highway
Safety Director in support of FHWA's goal of maintaining a 90% obligation
rate for HSIP funds.
III. Ground Rules
We agree to concentrate efforts in improving our work by following these
- We will 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. This includes membership on both FHWA and MoDOT teams
and task forces that deal with highway safety issues.
- We will make decisions by developing consensus.
- We will revisit this partnering agreement annually to determine if changes
need to be made.
IV. Conflict Resolution
The conflict resolution process will follow the 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 on all public roads in Missouri:
- Progress toward meeting new SHSP Goal of 700 or fewer fatalities by
- Serious injuries per vehicle mile travelled.
- Fatalities per vehicle mile travelled
- Number of Fatalities.
- Number of Disabling Injuries.
VI. Communicating with Management
We will keep management informed of our activities and how our partnering is
- Providing weekly fatality data.
- Discussions in MoDOT Traffic & Highway Safety staff meetings, FHWA
Team Leader meetings, and Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety meetings.