Safety & Secuirty

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core federal-aid program that provides funding for safety projects on any publicly owned roadway to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes.

To access HSIP funds, applicants are required to submit the following forms to the entity soliciting for projects. Note there are no solicitations for projects at this time.

Safety Data

Crash Data has become publicly available than ever has technology has automated data entry for crash reports, the transfer of crash reports electronically to the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles and through the availability of online crash data applications in which users can access and wide variety of crash data

The Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) recently unveiled a publicly available Traffic Safety Statistical Repository which anyone can access to review crash data in their community. While this tool does not provide location data for the crashes, it does provide a wide range of useful information regarding crashes.

CDTC staff serves a resource for local governments in obtaining and understanding crash data. Contact us for more information.

Security Planning

CDTC recognizes that the primary responsibility for transportation security lies elsewhere. NYSDOT, other transportation service providers, state/county/local governments, and emergency responders are tackling security planning from various perspectives. However, there are areas related to security where CDTC is already involved. This includes long and short term planning activities and project funding. Although the immediate organizational response to security incidents and disasters will be the responsibility of security/public safety agencies, there is an important role that CDTC can play in promoting coordinated planning in anticipation of natural disasters or criminal/terrorism events. This involves regional coordination, data depository, technical support, and funding. CDTC will consider examination of security issues and incorporation of security actions using computer modeling and scenario planning in transportation planning and investment decisions

Safety Planning

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Safety & Security Resources

Educational Resources

CDTC and numerous safety partners have developed a wide variety of Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Safety Education Campaigns and other resources for use in traffic safety education. The following provides links to some of the most frequently used web based materials by travel mode.


See! Be Seen! Campaign for Pedestrian Safety by the NYS Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

PSAs - See! Be Seen! Video: Drivers aren't the only ones distracted in traffic today. This video highlights the importance of both drivers and pedestrians paying attention and urges them to See! and Be Seen! Pedestrian Safety: It's no Accident.

Safety & Security

CDTC's safety planning initatives have been evolving over the last 10 years as crash data availability and quality has increased significantly. In 2016, CDTC will embark on the development of a Regional Safety Action Plan which will evaluate the regional crash data to aid in identifying both site specific and system level safety project candidates to compete for Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.

The role of CDTC in security planning continued through involvement with Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) at the county level. CDTC provided modeling assistance for evacuation planning for law enforcement agencies. CDTC expects to expand security planning efforts over the next two years.