How to Develop a Safety Action Plan

May 3, 2023 Birmingham, AL Register

Are you a planner or engineer responsible for improvements in transportation safety? Maybe you work for a road-owning agency and want to learn about Multimodal Safety Action Plans? Perhaps you consult with communities to improve their transportation networks?

This workshop is designed for you.

New federal funding opportunities include many programs targeted specially toward local governments. Safety Action Plans, especially multimodal, can help support applicants for safety funding. In fact, some federal programs, such as implementation grants under Safe Streets for All (SS4A), now require a Safety Action Plan.

In this workshop, we will learn about developing Multimodal Safety Action Plans, the Vision Zero Strategy, and the Safe System Approach.

A safe system approach to transportation safety is a holistic, system-based strategy that includes all types of users, considers human error, and places ownership of safety on both road users and road-owning agencies.

Special emphasis will be placed on additions needed to create Safety Action Plans from Local Road Safety Plans.

This workshop is designed to be interactive with small group activities. Therefore, enrollment is limited.

Please register at The cost of the workshop is $175.00. Maximum capacity is 30 participants. Payment may be made by phone if paying with a credit card. Registrants are reminded that registration is not complete until payment is made. The registration fee includes handout materials, break refreshments, lunch, and a certificate of participation. Participants completing this workshop will receive 0.60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 6.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Thank you for your continued support of the Alabama Transportation Assistance Program.


Workshop Instructors

Kathy Gregory
Kathy Gregory leads THE FIFTY FUND, where she volunteers as Executive Director. The Fifty Fund is a nonprofit focusing on helping communities become safer, cleaner, and more beautiful. She supports a diverse group of professionals volunteering time to help communities through street-level research, engagement, and investment. Kathy has for 30 years worked with communities not normally included in the transportation planning process, with the past decade focused on the Black Belt of Alabama. Improving safety for all road users continues to be her goal.

Donta Frazier
Donta Frazier, since 2007, has been the Director of the Pike Area Transit System, based in Troy, Alabama. Donta strives to provide reliable access to public transportation to meet his communities’ needs for mobility. In addition, Donta is a leader in the Black Belt in connecting communities with transportation resources. With the goal of providing an accessible multimodal network for all, his work has focused on the most vulnerable road users and connections to transit.

Rod Turochy
Rod Turochy is the James M. Hunnicutt Professor of Traffic Engineering at Auburn University. His research and outreach interests include the intersection of equity and safety in transportation. He works to improve transportation safety for all travelers, including recently working to plan for pedestrian facility improvements and develop safety action plans. Rod is a licensed professional engineer in Alabama and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Workshop Topics

  • Assessing and Developing Leadership Support
  • Managing the Implementation and Continuous Feedback
  • Community Engagement and Equity Considerations
  • Safety Analysis (CARE Public Portal will be utilized)
  • Policy and Process Changes
  • Strategy and Project Selections
  • Progress and Transparency

Cancellation Policy

We understand that circumstances may arise that could require you to cancel your registration, and we make every effort to accommodate your needs. Due to commitments to our instructors and facilities, the registration fee is not refundable if a registrant withdraws less than five working days before the workshop. You may substitute registrants; please notify us in advance if possible. Non-paid, no-show registrants will be invoiced for the full cost of the workshop. ATAP reserves the right to cancel or modify any program offering but will provide registrants the option of a full refund. Auburn University will not be responsible for expenses incurred by a registrant as the result of a cancelled or rescheduled workshop.

Location and Time

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
8:30am – 3:30pm CST

Embassy Suites Hoover
2960 John Hawkins Parkway
Birmingham, AL35244