Committee on Traffic Engineering


AASHTO Liaison
Jameelah E. Hayes, Program Manager for Engineering
jhayes@aashto.org

CTE Technical Subcommittees and Task Forces

Connected Vehicles/Autonomous Vehicles (CV/AV); subcommittee

The purpose of the CTE CAV subcommittee is to identify strategies and changes in traffic engineering that will lead to the safe and efficient implementation of CAV technology.  These strategies may include but are not limited to research recommendations, identifying changes in national standards, engaging with automobile manufacturers, and coordinating traffic related CAV items with others stakeholders (e.g.  other AASHTO Committees, National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, CV Pooled Fund Study).  – Chair vacant

Public Right of Way Advisory Group (PROWAG); subcommittee

The purpose of the PROWAG Subcommittee is to address the concerns states have with implementation of PROWAG requirements with regard to the Traffic Engineering discipline. Our goal is to identify questions and uncertainties in interpretation of the PROWAG and to submit these to the US Access Board and DOJ for direction. The PROWAG Subcommittee will then assemble a set of guidelines for these issues that will be made available to others in the Traffic Engineering Community.  – Christina Bennett, South Dakota

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); subcommittee

The MUTCD committee is tasked with identifying issues or concerns with the current edition of and any proposed revisions to the MUTCD, building consensus among the Committee on Traffic Engineering and shepherding recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD).  The goal is to provide state agency practitioner perspective so that the MUTCD remains relevant, especially as the vehicle fleet transitions toward a more autonomous vehicle.  – Bill Lambert, New Hampshire

Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH); task force

The MASH task force will focus on categorizing and prioritizing in-service devices.  The task force will work collaboratively with the Technical Committee on Roadway Safety to assist with states compliance, review existing data, and develop research needs statements.- Kevin Lacy, North Carolina

Work Zone Performance Measures; task force

The Work Zone Performance Measures task force will query DOTs to gain an understanding of the current state of the practice. The task force will ask DOTs to identify current and future work zone performance measure needs, the data sources that are available or needed, data collection options, identify policies and processes used and define measures of success. The task force will collaborate with the Work Zone Data Initiative and the data harmonization effort to encourage sharing and application of Work Zone Activity Data. The task force will summarize the results of the survey and provide resources for DOTs to enhance their work zone programs.  – Bill McNary, Wisconsin

Safety Performance Measures; task force

The Safety Performance Measures task force purpose is to gain insight on states experiences with setting safety performance measures and to collaborate with FHWA and NHTSA to ensure they are used in an effective way across the country to improve safety through policy, communications, funding, etc.  The task force will work with the AASHTO Committee on Safety to advise AASHTO, NHTSA, and FHWA on states’ implementation of FAST Safety Performance Measures rule, communication challenges, successes, and risks.  It will also suggest changes in policy, process, and research and help to use performance measures in a constructive way to convey the need for investment in safety improvement on our nations roadways. Charles Meyer, Colorado

Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE); task force

The ICE task force will serve as a forum to facilitate information sharing among states who have adopted ICE guidelines or policies.  The task force will also provide information to states that are considering ICE’s. – Joseph Hummer, North Carolina