Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP)

What is a TSAP? (pdf)

Traffic Safety - Crash 2Transportation-related crashes account for more than 30,000 deaths nationwide and are considered a leading cause of death in the U.S.  To mitigate these statistics, Washington County is engaging in an ongoing process to address the issue proactively, beginning with the development of a Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP).

The TSAP will document the current state of transportation safety in the County, outline potential strategies to address transportation safety issues and identify ways to implement these strategies. While the aim is to reduce the number of crashes overall, the focus of the action plan will be to develop strategies that will reduce severe injuries (where the victim's normal life functions are severely impacted) and fatalities. 

The TSAP will employ the Federal Highway Administration's "4 E's" - Engineering, Enforcement, Education and Emergency Response.

TSAP Advisory Committee

An advisory committee with representatives from multiple agencies and affiliations is working collaboratively to develop a Traffic Safety Action Plan that will include input from a variety of perspectives. Committee members represent law enforcement and emergency responders, transportation planners, traffic analysts, bicycle and pedestrian transportation groups, school districts, public transportation agencies, federal and state transportation agencies and others.

The TSAP Advisory Committee began meeting in spring 2016 to formulate the TSAP goals, objectives and timelines. The committee is expected to finalize a draft TSAP. In fall 2016, the draft TSAP will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners.