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Kentucky State Police provides a feature-rich crash access tool for public and private (secure) access. The secure portal is sufficient for tabulation and rudimentary analysis. Moreover, the KY OPS system is undergoing a major upgrade, which will enhance the public and private access to crash data. Despite these major developments, advanced crash analysis can require significant data post-processing. For example, the Transportation Cabinet monitors lane departure, cable crossover, and other specific crash types routinely. These crash types are based on complex algorithms using several crash and roadway data elements and they are stored as crash flags that are easy to query. Many of these flags are based on research and new flags are being created often including analysis based on the Highway Safety Manual (HSM). *** This Research Program for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018 is submitted in compliance with the provisions of Section 307 of Title 23, United States Code, and describes programs and operations for planning activities in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Kentucky Cooperative Transportation Research Program (KCTRP). This program modifies and updates such programs and is specifically intended to reflect the needs of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. It is fully expected that products from this program will also have national applications. The University of Kentucky Transportation Center is the main research group for the the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The SPR grant is the funding the is supplied each year for the many topics the Center is asked to research for KYTC The KCTRP is concerned with the development and conduct of a comprehensive research program in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In addition to research developed in cooperation with FHWA, the KCTRP may perform other services for the KYTC on a nonparticipating basis. The scope of these services could include activities such as research studies and special investigations of various engineering and operation activities. The Research Program and Implementation Advisory Committee (RPIAC), headed by the State Highway Engineer and coordinated through the Research Coordinator, will give direction to the research program.
Effective start/end date7/1/176/30/19


  • KY Transportation Cabinet


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