Fiscal Year 2012 Safety Data Improvement Program Grant Awards
Purpose: To improve the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of commercial motor vehicle safety data reported to the Secretary.
Authorization: Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Pub. L. No.109–59, §§ 4101(c)(5), 4128, 119 Stat. 1144, 1715, 1742 (2005), as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, Pub. L. No.112–141, § 32603(c), 126 Stat. 405, 808 (2012).
Statue: 49 U.S.C. § 31100, Historical and Statutory Notes (2006), as amended.
Grantees: States, US Territories and Commonwealths, and the District of Columbia.
Type of Grant: Discretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.234
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center
Develop, test and deploy the MapClick GIS-based crash location system, enhance the eCite and eCrash electronic reporting systems and provide new user training and ongoing helpdesk support.
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Hire two temporary Statistical Technicians to reduce the backlog of un-entered commercial vehicle crash reports and to significantly reduce or eliminate underreporting of non-fatal crash data.
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Provide funding to improve the performance and capability of mobile data terminals and related infrastructure by deploying computer-aided dispatch capabilities to existing electronic citation and crash reporting programs such as eCite and eCrash.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Purchase laptops for local enforcement officers to improve timeliness, efficiency, accuracy and completeness of data entry, and to provide both web-based and hands-on training for end users.
Georgia Department of Public Safety
Hire additional staff to review imported crash data and ensure that all fields are populated and that each entry meets the elements required for a crash to be reportable, by establishing baselines in anticipation of an increased number of requests for data review.
Indiana State Police
Modifications to existing crash review software and deploying the Hazmat Trucking Enforcer software for use during roadside inspections.
Maine State Police
Leased equipment and wireless capability to maintain timely, complete and accurate CMV crash data and to facilitate enforcement by the continued use of an established mobile work platform.
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Hire staff to correct any deficiencies discovered while processing the crash data.
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Purchase bar code scanners, magnetic strip readers, and global positioning receivers to enable enforcement personnel to transition from paper-based to electronic crash reporting for improved accuracy and timeliness, and to provide training and technical support to field units.
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Hire supplemental information technology staff to support its electronic crash reporting system and to replace the current version of the existing crash diagramming tool.
North Dakota Department of Transportation
Revise its crash data collection forms to comply with Modal Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) requirements, and end user training.
Pennsylvania State Police
Purchase and deploy wireless technology capability in patrol cars for enforcement officers.
Utah Department of Transportation
Purchase and deploy crash data software for four local jurisdictions, provide the necessary software modification for successful integration with existing software and provide end user training.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Data quality control analyst to facilitate system interface and integration, and to enhance the Traffic Records Electronic Data System (TREDS) by incorporating additional data on large trucks and buses.