Fiscal Year 2013 Safety Data Improvement Program Grant Awards
Purpose: To improve the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of commercial motor vehicle safety data reported to the Secretary.
Authorization: Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Pub. L. No.109–59, §§ 4101(c)(5), 4128, 119 Stat. 1144, 1715, 1742 (2005), as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, Pub. L. No.112–141, § 32603(c), 126 Stat. 405, 808 (2012).
Statue: 49 U.S.C. § 31100, Historical and Statutory Notes (2006), as amended.
Grantees: States, US Territories and Commonwealths, and the District of Columbia.
Type of Grant: Discretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.234
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center
To maintain its State Safety Data Quality overall "good" rating by improving systems flexibility, security, and functionality and by preparing upgrading software package to implement the new user interface and cybersecurity features.
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
To improve its State Safety Data Quality overall "fair" rating by funding computer equipment, staff training, software updates, and related items.
District of Columbia, Metropolitan Police Department
To improve its State Safety Data Quality "poor" rating for crash record completeness and "fair" rating for crash accuracy and inspection timeliness by: accomplishing timely and complete uploads of commercial motor vehicle data to SAFETYNET; achieving Model Minimum Uniform Crash Compliance for the applicant's Traffic Crash Records Management System; and by implementing system improvements.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
To improve its State Safety Data Quality "poor" rating for non-fatal and fatal crash completeness and "fair" rating for crash accuracy by hiring contractual staff to monitor and edit the anticipated increase in reportable crash data received in SAFETYNET resulting from improvements in data capture.
Louisiana Department of Public Safety, Office of State Police
To maintain its State Safety Data Quality overall "good" rating by contracting with Louisiana State University to identify and improve the accuracy of all crash data that meets the MCMIS reporting criteria for commercial vehicles and design and implement training materials.
Maine State Police
To maintain its State Safety Data Quality overall "good" rating by providing mobile data computer connectivity and wireless capability.
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
To maintain its State Safety Data Quality overall "good" rating by implementing the information technology revisions necessary to migrate data from its obsolete system to the Automated License and Registration System environment.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
To maintain its State Safety Data Quality overall "good" rating by incorporating enhancements to the existing citation, crash reporting, and inspection processes that will improve the accuracy of roadside data and promote more effective data analysis.
Texas Department of Public Safety
To maintain its State Safety Data Quality overall "good" rating by eliminating paper crash reports from crash reporting processes; paper crash reports are a primary cause of the State’s recurring "fair" ratings for Crash Timeliness.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
To maintain its State Safety Data Quality overall "good" rating by enhancing the Traffic Records Electronic Data System by: implementing improvements to data collection software and search capability; providing related training; and supporting a multi-jurisdictional approach to developing eSummons software to capture CMV/Commercial Driver’s License summons and conviction data.