Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research

ITSMR was established in 1978 as a partnership between the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the University and is funded completely with grants. It is a true partnership with the New York Governor's Commission on Traffic Safety. The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), which is part of DMV, originally funded Section 402 funds to receive highway safety funding from the federal government. Nine staff perform data analysis for studies of DMV or GTSC, draft the Highway Safety Plan Annual Report, process all competitive applications for the T21 Highway Reauthorization bill for which the state received $32 million this year, and also work on the Department of Transportation Safety Plan. GTSC funds the Institute with $1 million a year. Other projects include: motor carrier safety administration through DOT, creating practical applications and national models for other states, a master's program for city and regional planners, pedestrian safety, and the reconfiguration of Washington Avenue and Western Avenue patterns of urban traffic and design.


Deborah Rood

Phone: (518) 453-0291
School, college, division or unit: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy