Thrust Areas
MAP-21 Section 52003 (b) (2) Improving Highway Safety

Safety assessments and decision-making tools
Innovative operational improvements and designs of roadway and roadside features
Safety measures for vulnerable road users, including bicyclists and pedestrians
Human factors studies and measures

MAP-21 Section 52003 (b) (4) Strengthing Transportation Planning and Environmental Decision Making

Creation of models and tools for evaluating transportation measures and transportation system designs, including the costs and benefits
Transportation and economic development planning in rural areas and small communities

Specific Focus On Four Interdisciplinary Areas

Accessibility and community connectivity among older adults
Human factors affecting the older population, especially regarding acceptance of emerging technologies
Geometric design research, especially regarding elder crash mitigation
Health, wellness and safety of seniors as it relates to multimodal transportation and emergency operations