“Get To B” Transportation Safety Program

The MS Gulf Coast MPO’s Transportation Safety Program, Get To B, was launched in 2014. The goal of the program is too initiate activities and implement strategies proven to reduce roadway crashes and to mitigate injury severity should a crash occur. This regional effort, directly supports state and national safety improvement initiative including Toward Zero Deaths and Vision Zero.

We are accomplishing this goal through two core strategies. The first is by leading the development of infrastructure improvement projects at high crash and/or risk locations. Our second strategy is to increase awareness of innovative safety techniques, materials, processes and strategies among the planners, designers and engineering staff operating in our region, so that roads can be made safer from initial concept or retrofitted to include best practices in safety for all road users.

GRPC utilizes a TIP Safety Group to fund projects from planning work in the GRPC’s Safety Program. The Mississippi Gulf Coast MPO sets aside funds from its annual allocation of STBG funds for projects to enhance the safe mobility of all modes of transportation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. GRPC works with MDOT and FHWA to develop projects that will be eligible for the Federal share payable to amount to 100 percent of the cost of construction of such projects as described in 23 U.S.C. 120 (c). Projects will be selected by GRPC for funding through this program, coordinated with the applicable local public agency, and initiated as needed without the requirement of a TIP amendment.

Here are some before and after photos of improvements made on Airport Road in Gulfport, MS. This project represents the variety of improvement techniques implemented as needed at each project site.  These photos show pavement treatment, striping improvements, shoulder widening and recovery treatments, rumble striping, and fully reflective roadway and curve signage, etc.

 

 

 

The MS Gulf Coast MPO’s Transportation Safety Program, Get To B, was launched in 2014. The goal of the program is too initiate activities and implement strategies proven to reduce roadway crashes and to mitigate injury severity should a crash occur. This regional effort, directly supports state and national safety improvement initiative including Toward Zero Deaths and Vision Zero.

We are accomplishing this goal through two core strategies. The first is by leading the development of infrastructure improvement projects at high crash and/or risk locations. Our second strategy is to increase awareness of innovative safety techniques, materials, processes and strategies among the planners, designers and engineering staff operating in our region, so that roads can be made safer from initial concept or retrofitted to include best practices in safety for all road users.

GRPC utilizes a TIP Safety Group to fund projects from planning work in the GRPC’s Safety Program. The Mississippi Gulf Coast MPO sets aside funds from its annual allocation of STBG funds for projects to enhance the safe mobility of all modes of transportation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. GRPC works with MDOT and FHWA to develop projects that will be eligible for the Federal share payable to amount to 100 percent of the cost of construction of such projects as described in 23 U.S.C. 120 (c). Projects will be selected by GRPC for funding through this program, coordinated with the applicable local public agency, and initiated as needed without the requirement of a TIP amendment.

Here are some before and after photos of improvements made on Airport Road in Gulfport, MS. This project represents the variety of improvement techniques implemented as needed at each project site.  These photos show pavement treatment, striping improvements, shoulder widening and recovery treatments, rumble striping, and fully reflective roadway and curve signage, etc.