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MAP-21

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

Safety

Highway Safety Improvement Program

Implementation of MAP-21 increases the amount of HSIP beginning in 2017 to $31.0 million annually (excluding rail-highway) with the program focus remaining on the reduction of fatal and serious injuries on all public roads. MAP-21 also requires a performance-based plan. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan will be updated over the next year and will prioritize projects on the ability to reduce fatal and serious injuries. Two special rules for high-risk rural roads and older drivers become effective.

Solicitation process

HSIP funds are distributed using three separate processes; Met Council HSIP, Greater Minnesota Combined Solicitation and the MnDOT districts. Each solicitation utilizes a risk based analysis (Road Safety Plans) to select projects. 

Lower cost, systemic treatments (lighting, signage, rumble strips and enhanced edgelines) are the focus of the Greater Minnesota projects. Any entity that is eligible for State Aid funds can apply directly to the Greater Minnesota Combined Solicitation. Cities and Tribes that are not State Aid Eligible must apply for HSIP funds through their County.

In the Metro District, systemic projects are funded as well as projects that address a specific geometric fix (Benefit/Cost >1). Cities can apply for these HSIP funds and compete directly with Counties and MnDOT. Cities are better able to achieve a higher B/C because of the higher number of crashes in the Metro area. More information on the solicitation process is found on our website: www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/safety/funding/

Funding available for HSIP beginning in 2017:

ATP

% F + A Injury Crashes

Total HSIP by ATP

*State Highways

*Local Roads

1

8.3%

2,573,000

1,237,822

1,335,178

2

4.9%

1,519,000

661,650

857,350

3

14.6%

4,526,000

1,870,954

2,655,046

4

6.7%

2,077,000

926,662

1,150,338

6

11.7%

3,627,000

1,417,539

2,209,461

7

7.9%

2,449,000

1,037,315

1,411,685

8

6.9%

2,139,000

991,042

1,147,958

M

39.0%

12,090,000

3,735,630

8,354,370

TOTAL

100.0%

31,000,000

11,878,614

19,121,386

* HSIP Targets based on 2009-2011 data
An F + A Injury Crash is a crash that results in a fatality or life altering injury
HRRR - High Risk Rural Road

Performance measures

Traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads will be measured against performance targets.

  • Within 18 months the U.S. Secretary of Transportation shall promulgate rulemaking that establishes performance measures and standards
    • ** Serious injury and fatalities per Vehicle Miles Traveled
    • ** Number of serious injury and fatalities
  • Not later than 1 year after rulemaking, States shall set performance targets – may be different for urban and rural.

New rules

MAP-21introduces two new rules related to high risk rural roads and older drivers:

High-Risk Rural Roads
If the fatality rate on rural roads in a State increases over the most recent 2-year period for which data are available, that State shall be required to obligate in the next fiscal year for projects on high risk rural roads an amount equal to at least 200 percent of the amount of funds the State received for fiscal year 2009 for high risk rural roads under subsection (f) of this section, as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of the MAP-21.

    • Minnesota received $1.8M for High Risk Rural Roads in 2009.  If this special rule applied, Minnesota would have to obligate $3.6 Million.
    • Minnesota’s current fatality rate per 100MVMT High Risk Rural Roads (using the FHWA’s definition of High Risk Rural Roads) is as follows:
      • Rate for 2009 = 1.7
      • Rate for 2011 = 1.6
    • Since Minnesota’s rate did not increase from 2009 to 2011, the High Risk Rural Roads Special rule does not apply in 2013.

Older Driver
If traffic fatalities and serious injuries per capita for drivers and pedestrians over the age of 65 in a State increases during the most recent 2-year period for which data are available, that State shall be required to include, in the subsequent Strategic Highway Safety Plan [(SHSP)] of the State, strategies to address the increases in those rates, taking into account the recommendations included in the publication of the Federal Highway Administration entitled 'Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians' (FHWA-RD-01-103), and dated May 2001, or as subsequently revised and updated.

    • Minnesota’s current rate of Fatal (F) and Serious Injuries (SI) per capita for Drivers and Pedestrian 65 years of age and older are as follows:
      • Rate for 2009 = 1.4
      • Rate for 2011 = 1.2
      • Since Minnesota’s rate did not increase from 2009 to 2011, the Older Driver Special Rule does not apply in 2013