Ferrovial, a global leader in infrastructure solutions, today joined the US Dept. of Transportation (USDOT) in kicking off the agency’s commitment to reducing serious injuries and deaths on US roadways. Cintra, a Ferrovial subsidiary, is among several American companies to voluntarily join the Allies in Action effort to amplify safety and related measures.
The call to action is part of USDOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS), a comprehensive approach to significantly reducing serious injuries and deaths on the Nation’s highways, roads, and streets. Through the NRSS, USDOT has committed to a national vision of zero roadway fatalities and identified priority actions it will take in pursuit of five Safe System Approach (SSA) objectives: Safer People, Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Speeds, and Post-Crash Care.
“At Cintra, safety is a top priority, and we are honored to be part of this national effort to pursue additional safety measures on our roadways. We join our public and private sector partners in working toward a significant reduction in the number of fatalities and injuries that currently plague motorists and pedestrians.”
The NRSS recognizes that pursuing these objectives and achieving a vision of Zero Fatalities will take sustained and concerted action from all sectors and all levels of government, and from a wide array of professional disciplines and organizations.
As a leader in the development of mega projects through public-private partnerships, Cintra incorporates traditional and innovative techniques to enhance mobility in some of the nation’s most congested corridors, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Northern Virginia, and Charlotte, NC.
Cintra’s AIVIA Smart Roads initiative, which is currently in the testing phase, uses a combination of connected vehicle data and sensors to detect incidents in real time and provide information to highway operation centers and emergency vehicles. As standards and technologies are standardized, other safety features will allow AIVIA roadways to communicate with traditional and autonomous vehicles.
“Adding connected vehicle technology to our highways across the US will make our roads and cities smarter, more efficient, and safer for everyone.”
The Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) outlines the Department’s comprehensive approach to reversing the rise in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the nation’s highways, roads, and streets. The NRSS follows through on the Department’s commitment to safety through priority actions that target the most significant and urgent problems in roadway safety. The NRSS’s Call to Action invites every organization and individual to participate in taking part and sharing how they will actively reduce deaths and injuries on America’s Roadways, expand adoption of the NRSS’s 5-pronged Safe System approach and a zero fatalities vision, and transform how we as a nation think about road safety. More information on the NRSS and voluntary commitments from early adopters can be found here.
Cintra is the world’s leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company that has helped communities solve transportation issues by efficiently delivering innovative and effective infrastructure solutions that help drivers and commerce move around safely for more than fifty years. Globally, Cintra currently manages highways spread over 22 concessions in 9 countries, including Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Colombia.
Ferrovial is a global infrastructure operator committed to developing innovative solutions for a world on the move. With more than 70 years of experience, its family of companies holds leadership positions in transportation infrastructure, construction, waterworks, and energy. Ferrovial Holding U.S. is headquartered in Austin, Texas, employing thousands of people across the country. For more information, visit ferrovial.us