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Wildlife Vehicle Collision Study

Started: June, 2006 Ended: June, 2007 Project ID #4W1096 Status: Completed

Objective

To conduct a national wildlife-vehicle collision study aimed at reviewing the methods to reduce collisions between motor vehicles and wildlife.

Abstract

In the recently enacted transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU (Public Law 109-59), the U.S. Congress directed the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a national wildlife-vehicle collision (WVC) study. FHWA’s Task Order Proposal Request (TOPR# 68-01-0000) called for a Wildlife Vehicle Collision Study aimed at reviewing methods to reduce collisions between motor vehicles and wildlife. The FHWA selected the Louis Berger Group, Inc. and its partner the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University (Berger/WTI Team) to complete the Study. The Study will advance the understanding of the causes and impacts of WVCs and solutions to this growing safety problem. Additionally, a report to Congress will document the results of the Study, and the project will result in a best practices manual to guide transportation practitioners in devising the State action plans. Further, the project will develop an accompanying training course.

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Sponsors & Partners

  • Louis Berger Group Sponsor
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Sponsor

Part of: Road Ecology

Project Tagged In: animal-vehicle collisions, wildlife-vehicle collisions, highway safety

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