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YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan (YRSTSP)

Project Summary

The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) is pursuing a project that will develop the first comprehensive Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan (YRSTSP) for the YMPO region in accordance with Moving Ahead for Progress (MAP 21) the current Transportation Bill. This plan encompasses the Cities of Yuma, San Luis, and Somerton, Yuma County, the Town of Wellton, and The Cocopah Indian Tribe, which are the YMPO member agencies and a small portion of the Quechan Reservation. The YRSTSP will address the necessary steps and elements from a regional transportation planning perspective, to reduce the risk of death and serious injury to all transportation users in the YMPO region.  YMPO and its member agencies are pursuing opportunities to develop a customized Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to address the issues and needs of the YMPO region for its jurisdictions, and its transportation users in a 10-year Safety Plan. This plan will include workshops and best practices training to assist the agencies in developing projects utilizing the YMPO HSIP funds.

This project will develop a comprehensive YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan, (YRSTSP) the first such plan for the YMPO region. The YRSTSP will create a regional vision, goals, objectives, strategies, countermeasures, and performance measures for transportation safety that are consistent with the Arizona Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) developed in 2014. The YRSTSP will also identify strategies for addressing new areas of safety planning such as spatial analysis and utilization of appropriate analytical methods from the Highway Safety Manual.  The YRSTSP will provide valuable input to the YMPO Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) update and provide practical implementation guidance allowing safety projects and programs in the four E’s of engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency services to move forward in the YMPO region.

YMPO visions this document to be a NEW document related to data on safety with the Arizona State Highway Safety Plan and YMPO’s Regional Transportation Plan as a guide. Projects are not expected to reference maintenance or roadway increased capacity affecting the YMPO Air Quality Model. Many documents will be used and have already been used for this first part of the Crash Data Collection Phase. We will continue to utilize all and any documents that are at our disposal for this Safety Plan. Since, this Plan is a vital role in the safety our of our homes, businesses, and most importantly YOU and Your Family, we want to thank you for participating in this most excellent Safety Plan for Our Area.

Final Documentation

Charles A. Gutierrez

Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization

Project Manager