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Share your Thoughts on the Regional Transportation Safety Action Plan

regional safety plan streetThe Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO) is inviting the public and local agencies to weigh in on the Regional Transportation Safety Action Plan (RTSAP) aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities and decreasing serious injuries in the Albuquerque metropolitan area (AMPA). This plan recommends the adoption of Vision Zero, a proven approach to reducing fatalities, as a long term goal. This plan also provides interim five-year goals to begin progress on this ambitious vision. 

From 2011 to 2015, 365 people were killed in traffic crashes in the Albuquerque metropolitan area and 39,502 people were injured. Of those injuries, 2,913 were serious or incapacitating injuries. The crash data reveals that the total number of crashes in our area has been trending upward since 2012, and is particularly alarming because of the high number of pedestrian fatalities.

Through data-driven analysis, agency and public input, targeted field visits, and national best practice research, this RTSAP identifies key safety emphasis areas and action items to target safety improvements from policy to enforcement to design for all roadway users – especially vulnerable groups such as seniors, women, and children, and neighborhoods that are experiencing a greater than average number of crashes. 

The RTSAP also identifies recurring crash patterns at specific locations to target problem areas and responsibly invest limited funding. For example, the High Fatal and Injury Network (HFIN) analyzes all fatal and injury crashes from 2011 to 2015 and identifies corridors and intersections that are over the mean for urban and rural areas. The HFIN is not meant to comment on what has not been done, but rather was developed to guide future decision making so that we can make the greatest impact. This targeted approach is particularly important since 64% of the total fatalities and injuries occur on only 7% of the Major Roads (Collectors and Arterials) network. 

Review the Regional Transportation Safety Action Plan

You can review the RTSAP and get more information.

Comments can be sent to Caeri Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 27th, 2018.

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