Leverage Data Analytics to Maximize Your SS4A Grant Application

March 21, 2024

Image Text: Find Issues. Fix Problems. Fund Projects.

The US DOT recently announced over $1.2 billion for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program in 2024, offering transportation agencies a major opportunity to fund crucial safety initiatives. The program’s Planning & Demonstration Grants support agencies in developing or enhancing road safety action plans with funds used to prevent fatalities and serious injuries.

As the first Planning & Demonstration Grant deadline approaches on April 4, 2023, let's discuss how we can help guide you through the process. Our expertise in SS4A requirements, customized data analysis and grant writing assistance can maximize your competitiveness.

How Can Flow Labs Help With Planning and Demonstration Grants?

Safety Analysis. Agencies must provide a baseline level of existing conditions and historical trends for crashes involving fatalities and serious injuries. Flow Labs' integrated historical and real-time datasets empower efficient identification and visualization of risk factors. By integrating vehicle behavioral insights (like speeding, hard braking, distraction), roadway volumes and reported crash data, our platform allows engineering teams to quickly visualize safety risks, proactively identify risk hotspots and diagnose safety issues. 

Strategy Development. Agencies must provide a comprehensive set of projects and strategies to address the identified safety problems. Flow Labs continually scans real-time conditions across roads, networks, and intersections to pinpoint risks, alerting agencies to problems such as speeding, unsafe turns, and broken signals. Engineers have complete visibility into safety issues to optimize traffic management. 

Progress Measurement. Our project measurement tool enables engineers to gain complete visibility into operational changes, mobility trends, safety performance, environmental impact, and annual cost of delay to road users for any roadway. Agencies receive easy-to-understand metrics, maps and reports meeting SS4A guidelines to quantify the impact of transportation projects. 

The SS4A criteria prioritizes “low-cost, high-impact strategies that can improve safety over a wide geographic area” and “innovative technologies to promote safety and equity.” The Flow Labs platform exceeds this criteria with:

  • No hardware or infrastructure, offering agencies a cost-effective, rapidly deployable and scalable solution.
  • Complete Visibility with metrics captured at the regional/system, network/corridor, intersection/signal, and phase/movement levels. 
  • Comprehensive data captured from 20-35% of all vehicles on the road, a 5x higher penetration rate than the industry standard.  
  • Cutting-edge transportation solutions from a team of specialists in machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and software engineering, the Flow Labs platform integrates traffic management systems and data into a single platform, turning complex data into actionable insights to optimize flow, safety, and performance. 

Contact our team today to get started on your agency’s SS4A grant application.

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