Animal Vehicle Crash Mitigation Using Advanced Technologies

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(082)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 27, 1999
Solicitation Number: 806
Partners: AK, PADOT
Contractor(s): Western Transportation Institute
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2004
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $915,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $25,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Barnie Jones
barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 503- 986-2845
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2003 $0.00 Clint Adler 907-451-5321 clint.adler@alaska.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Bob Peda

Study Description

With the advent of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and an increased focus on advanced technology solutions, many feel that the problem of animal-vehicle crashes should be re-examined. This project will investigate the most promising roadway- or vehicle-based animal detection/driver warning systems to mitigate animal-vehicle crashes. This investigation will result in the development and installation of a prototype animal detection and driver warning system and an evaluation of its effectiveness in reducing animal-vehicle crashes. Depending on the technological opportunities, more than one system may be field-tested and evaluated.

Objectives

Animal-vehicle crashes are a significant problem on the nation's roadways. They result in injuries or fatalities for the vehicle occupants, significant damage to vehicles and usually result in the death of animals. This study will examine ways to mitigate the damage from animal-vehicle crashes using traditional measures as well as advanced technologies.

Scope of Work

The work plan for this project consists of the following seven tasks:

1. Identify potential advanced technology systems

2. Locate potential study sites

3. Document existing site conditions

4. Implement and test systems

5. Collect post-implementation site data

6. Evaluate system effectiveness, acceptance and performance

7. Produce final report

Comments

NOTE: THE OFFICIAL PROJECT NUMBER FOR THIS STUDY IS SPR-3(076). PLEASE REFER TO SPR-3(076) FOR ALL PROJECT RELATED DOCUMENTS AND STATUS UPDATES.

TPF-5(082) IS A SPECIAL PROJECT NUMBER TO BE USED EXLUSIVELY BY ALASKA AND PENNSYLVANIA DOT FOR FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS TO SPR-3(076).

Subjects: Safety and Human Performance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Closeout Request E-mail TPF-5(082) E-mail to Close (Morten).pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Letter TPF-5(082) -- Close out Memo - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(082) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet (Morten).pdf Other Public

Animal Vehicle Crash Mitigation Using Advanced Technologies

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(082)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 27, 1999
Solicitation Number: 806
Partners: AK, PADOT
Contractor(s): Western Transportation Institute
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2004
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $915,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $25,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Barnie Jones
barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 503- 986-2845
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2003 $0.00 Clint Adler 907-451-5321 clint.adler@alaska.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Bob Peda

Study Description

Study Description

With the advent of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and an increased focus on advanced technology solutions, many feel that the problem of animal-vehicle crashes should be re-examined. This project will investigate the most promising roadway- or vehicle-based animal detection/driver warning systems to mitigate animal-vehicle crashes. This investigation will result in the development and installation of a prototype animal detection and driver warning system and an evaluation of its effectiveness in reducing animal-vehicle crashes. Depending on the technological opportunities, more than one system may be field-tested and evaluated.

Objectives

Animal-vehicle crashes are a significant problem on the nation's roadways. They result in injuries or fatalities for the vehicle occupants, significant damage to vehicles and usually result in the death of animals. This study will examine ways to mitigate the damage from animal-vehicle crashes using traditional measures as well as advanced technologies.

Scope of Work

The work plan for this project consists of the following seven tasks:

1. Identify potential advanced technology systems

2. Locate potential study sites

3. Document existing site conditions

4. Implement and test systems

5. Collect post-implementation site data

6. Evaluate system effectiveness, acceptance and performance

7. Produce final report

Comments

NOTE: THE OFFICIAL PROJECT NUMBER FOR THIS STUDY IS SPR-3(076). PLEASE REFER TO SPR-3(076) FOR ALL PROJECT RELATED DOCUMENTS AND STATUS UPDATES.

TPF-5(082) IS A SPECIAL PROJECT NUMBER TO BE USED EXLUSIVELY BY ALASKA AND PENNSYLVANIA DOT FOR FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS TO SPR-3(076).

Subjects: Safety and Human Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
Closeout Request E-mail TPF-5(082) E-mail to Close (Morten).pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Letter TPF-5(082) -- Close out Memo - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(082) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet (Morten).pdf Other Public

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