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Webinar Series on Exploring Predictive Network Screening and Evaluation Tools 

This webinar series will feature innovative software tools and case studies for predictive network screening and safety project evaluation employed by state transportation agencies around the United States. To learn more or register for upcoming webinars, contact Kelly Hardy at Recordings and slides from past webinars can be found on the Implementation page.

Latest Tool Updates 

Updates were made to the Urban and Suburban Arterials spreadsheet in April, 2020, removing redundant application of calibration factors in segment and intersection models when calculating pedestrian and bicycle crash frequencies.

Updates were made to the Rural Two-Lane Roads and Rural Multilane Highways in July 2019, addressing comments by the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual Steering Group, making minor improvements to formatting and reporting structure for ease of use, and modifying instructional text for improved clarity and consistency.


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