usRAP Online Training Series

The United States Road Assessment Program (usRAP) offers highway engineers, safety planners, and transportation officials unique and user-friendly tools for evaluating the safety of their road networks and directing limited resources for improvements to the areas where they will have the most impact.  
 

“Find new ways of saving lives in your community and helping drive the nation along the Road to Zero Fatalities.”

Bruce Hamilton, Director of Safety and Research Programs at the Roadway Safety Foundation

usRAP Data-Driven Safety Analysis and Planning

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This course is intended for prospective users of usRAP and senior staff who are considering whether a usRAP project is right for their agency. usRAP-A Proactive Approach to Data-Driven Safety Analysis and Planning is one of a series of courses developed in a partnership between Iowa State University ELO and usRAP.  It covers the history of usRAP, the research basis for its protocols, the process of conducting a usRAP study, and the outputs from usRAP’s ViDA software. Participants will learn what is required to conduct a usRAP project (data, labor, etc.), and how the program’s star ratings and safer roads investment plans can provide a rational assessment of risk as a basis for informed decision making.

usRAP Data Coding: A Complete Course on Data Preparation

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Pursuing a usRAP project? Coding road attributes from photo/video data is a key first step. usRAP Coding: A Complete Course on Data Preparation is one of a series of courses developed in a partnership between Iowa State University ELO and usRAP. This course covers the process of preparing the data that is needed by the ViDA software in order to generate star ratings and safer roads investment plans. Participants will be introduced to the usRAP Coding Manual and coding tool and will be given thorough overviews of the 50+ road attributes analyzed by the usRAP protocols. This course is also appropriate for coding supervisors.