The Transportation Safety Improvement Program is housed within Transportation Engineering Division and plays a lead role in oversight, analyses, delivery of critical engineering safety improvements and implementation of Vision Zero’s engineering action plan.

The Program provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach to making Austin’s streets safer for all road users. The primary responsibilities include: 

  • Analyzing crash patterns and "hot spots" to develop and maintain the top-crash location list
  • Conducting safety studies and preliminary engineering studies at locations where safety is a concern
  • Leading design, construction and project delivery for safety improvement projects that enhance safety for all road users
  • Delivering low-cost, high-impact safety improvements as appropriate
  • Leading implementation of Vision Zero’s Engineering Action Plan, working in close coordination with the City's Vision Zero Program to deliver real-life, tangible safety and mobility benefits in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible way.
  • Leading the City of Austin’s Fatality Review Board as the Board Chair to provide engineering oversight of fatality reviews and coordination with the Austin Police Department and other partner agencies
  • Conduct speed studies and formulate speed zone recommendations, as appropriate
     

Ongoing and Upcoming  Completed Projects

Funding

The Transportation Safety Improvement Program receives funding from a variety of sources. The 2016 Mobility Bond provided $15 million towards Fatality Reduction Strategies, which will be used to construct improvements at intersections listed on the Top Crash Location Intersection Priorities Improvement List.

The Program also received $3.8 million through the Fiscal Year 16 Budget Process to make improvements at five high priority locations: W. Slaughter Lane at Manchaca Road, Lamar Boulevard at Rundberg Lane, Lamar Boulevard at Parmer Lane, US 183 Service Road at Cameron Road, and I-35 Service Road Southbound at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.The Transportation Safety Improvement Program also works with other City programs and transportation partners to identify additional opportunities to fund projects as needed.