Safety innovations have been a cornerstone of the Every Day Counts (EDC) program since 2011, resulting in their rapid deployment and institutionalization, and the upcoming EDC Safety Summit Series will build on that momentum.
The summit series, scheduled for each Wednesday during September 2021, will highlight seven safety innovations and share how they can save lives. The series will benefit those who are just beginning to implement these innovations, those who are further along and could gain from peer-to-peer engagement, and those with innovation stories to share. It will include opportunities to discuss hot topics with peers and establish relationships that can boost success now and in the future.
Each day of the summit will kick off with FHWA leadership perspectives with opportunities for questions and answers, followed by interactive State and local presentations and a topic-based breakout session, as well as a local innovation safety showcase.
The summit will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET each day and is open to all State, local, and tribal stakeholders. Participants can join for one or all five Wednesdays. Contact Karen King, FHWA Virginia Division, for additional information.
Sept. 1: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Sept. 8: Data-Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA)
Sept. 15: SafetyEdgeSM, Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD),
High Friction Surface Treatment
Sept. 22: Intersection/Interchange Geometrics
Sept. 29: Road Diets
From January 2019 through December 2020, the fifth round of FHWA’s Every Day Counts program (EDC-5) promoted 10 innovations that helped States shorten project delivery, enhance safety, reduce congestion, and integrate automation. In this cycle, States collectively reached 98 percent of their demonstration, assessment, or institutionalized goals. This is the highest implementation attainment since the EDC program began in 2009.
Read the EDC-5 Final Report to learn more about the 10 featured innovations, see which innovations each State implemented over the last 2 years, and read spotlight features from around the country highlighting agency successes in using these innovations in their programs.
Visit FHWA’s Center for Accelerating Innovation website to read the EDC-6 Summit Summary and Baseline Report, which describes the innovations in Every Day Counts’ sixth round and documents the Virtual Summit held in December 2020. The report includes the deployment status of the innovations at the beginning of 2021 and the goals transportation stakeholders set to broaden their adoption by the end of 2022.
Recommended Citation: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration - Washington, DC (2021) Innovator Newsletter, July/August 2021, Volume 15(85). https://doi.org/10.21949/1521363