ODOT

The Oregon Transportation Safety Committee (OTSC) will meet at 9:30 am on Tuesday, August 8th, at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE in Salem, with a pre-meeting agenda review session in DPSST Room A254 at 9:00 am. Anyone wishing to be present for a particular item should arrive when the meeting begins to avoid missing an item of interest.

The OTSC, within the Department of Transportation  (DOT), was created under ORS 802.300 to advise the DOT and the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) on issues, policies and programs that affect Oregon transportation safety, and performs any other functions related to transportation safety that the commission delegates.

The five members of the OTSC are appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the commission for a four year term of office.  The Governor appoints one member of the committee as the chair and another member as vice chair, and the Director of Transportation may also appoint assistants, consultants, clerical staff and other employees as needed.

After welcome and introductions, the Consent Calendar and July Meeting Minutes will be read, followed at 9:45 by member, program, and liaison reports.

At 10:00, C. Hunter will provide a Region 3 Bridge Study Update.

At 10:15, ODOT Tree Maintenance will be the next topic of discussion.

At 10:30, liaison reports will be presented by Oregon State Police (P. Huskey), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Region 10 (S. Wise), and the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (W. McAllister).

At 11:00, the following program managers will present updates: Speed presented by K. Twenge, and Driver Education by B. Warner.

At 11:30, H. Gard and J. Palmateer will review with updates the Public Transit Plan / Public Transit Division.

At 1:00, the Change Management Plan will be discussed by K. Bruce and C. Phelps.

Finally at 2:30, presenters will announce the next meeting date, set for September 12, 2017 at 9:30 am at the same location: Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE in Salem.

The following are possible topics for future meetings:

  • Data Report on Pedestrians and Crashes
  • Local Traffic Safety Action Plan (TSAP) Presentation
  • Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) with National and State Statistics

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