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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-06-0009
Project Name: National Surface Transportation Safety Center of Excellence
Status: Active
Last Name:Andersen
First Name:Lincoln
Office: Office of Safety Research and Development
Project Description:Section 5309, Centers for Surface Transportation Excellence: Promote and support strategic national surface transportation programs and activities related to the work of State departments of transportation in the areas of environment, surface transportation safety, rural safety, and project finance.
Start Date: July 13, 2006
End Date: June 30, 2014
Goals:Develop and disseminate advanced transportation safety techniques and innovations.
Background Information: Section 5309 of Public Law 109-59, the Safe, Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, states that the Secretary of Transportation shall, "establish the Center for Excellence in Surface Transportation Safety at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute," and authorizes the sum of $750,000 per year for establishment of the Center. A cooperative agreement was awarded to develop a multiyear strategic plan that identifies the research required to meet the objectives of the Center. Individual research projects are proposed by the subject matter experts within the Center, and reviewed and approved by the Stakeholders’ Committee, which is comprised of representatives of the various organizations that provide funding for the Center.
Test Methodology: Various
Other Information:
Expected Benefits:Develop and disseminate advanced transportation safety techniques and innovations.
Deliverables:Name: Final research reports. As each of the research topics approved by the Members Committee is completed, a final report is produced by VTTI, and hosted by VTTI. (See next field.)
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Final reports on selected projects. Copies may be obtained as Adobe Acrobat PDF downloads at
Keywords: Ground Transportation
Automatic Data Collection Systems
Lighting Systems
Aged Drivers
Teenage Drivers
Fatigue (Physiological Condition)
Vehicle Safety
Commercial Vehicles
Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology
Safety and Human Factors