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Billings Community Transportation Safety Plan

Billings Community Transportation Safety Plan

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Billings Community Transportation Safety Plan

In 2015, the Billings-Yellowstone County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) submitted a successful request for assistance in developing a community transportation safety plan (CTSP) to examine transportation safety issues within the Billings area and identify strategies to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes.

The MPO, with assistance from DOWL and technical and financial support from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), completed the development of Safer Community, Safer Billings: A Community Transportation Plan in 2016. The CTSP process involved community safety partners identifying safety issues and defining strategies to reduce vehicular crashes.

The plan involved stakeholder input, comprehensive safety data analysis, consideration of best practices from national and local community safety programs, and identification of safety management strategies tailored to meet the unique needs of the Billings community.

Similar to the development of the statewide Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan, a local advisory committee (AC) and community stakeholders determined strategies to reduce fatalities and serious injuries within the chosen focus areas from the aspect of the 4 Es transportation safety (education, enforcement, emergency medical services, and engineering) and identified specific action steps to achieve the Billings Community’s transportation safety vision.