KACTS Safety Action Plan

Project Updates:
  • Our second Public Meeting will be coming up in late June (date and location TBD). View the recording from our February 29 Public Information Meeting here.
  • Thank you to everyone who submitted a response to the KACTS Safety Action Plan survey. Your input will help shape the priorities that appear in the plan. 
 
The Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System (KACTS) and its consultant team are partnering with the region’s communities to undertake a Safety Action Plan to improve roadway safety outcomes in southern Maine. This effort aims to significantly reduce or eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries by transforming how the system is designed, operated, and managed through the application of a Safe System approach and the implementation of Vision Zero principles.

What Is Vision Zero?

Vision Zero is based on a shared responsibility between system designers and users to change the safety culture on the road and has generated significant reductions in roadway tragedies across the globe, with potential to make a strong impact in the United States. By collaborating with community members and leveraging new data-driven analytic methods, the project team will work to uncover the root causes of crashes, identify the areas of highest risk, and develop broad strategies – policies and educational efforts and a prioritized list of projects that will produce a safer transportation system for all users.

How Did We Get Here?

The Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Grant Program, established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), allocated $5 billion to be distributed towards enhancing roadway safety outcomes over a five-year period (2022 to 2026). This funding supports the KACTS Safety Action Plan – one of multiple such efforts being undertaken throughout the State of Maine and across the United States.