Statewide Multi-Discipline Safety Team (MDST) Program
The Purpose of an mdst
Improve traffic safety
Develop interagency cooperation
Help resolve local safety issues
Identify and mitigate crash causes
Improve crash response practices
Identify funding opportunities
who is involved
the benefits of an mdst
By coordinating communication and collaborating with other stakeholders, participants gain a broader perspective on safety issues and learn best practices from professionals outside their area of expertise. This ultimately leads to the development of solutions that may not have been considered otherwise.
In addition to the other services Iowa LTAP offers, the Statewide MDST program can assist with a number of technical services that can help further develop existing safety groups, establish new relationships and foster growth of innovative and effective safety practices within the transportation community in the state of Iowa. One of the program's main goals is interagency collaboration and information exchange. This approach will improve communication on technical transportation issues among professionals from local governments, cities, counties, metropolitan planning organizations and regional entities and the DOT statewide. Some of the services the MDST program assists with include the following:
Provide technical briefs, technical reports and research documentation
Provisions for technical and safety workshops
Outreach and technology services
Traffic safety assessments
Wrong Way Driver Detections and Treatments along US 30 near Ames, Iowa
Over 80 wrong way drivers have been officially reported along US 30 corridor between Boone and Nevada, Iowa, over the past five years. The Iowa DOT in concert with local enforcement agencies and InTrans have formed a multidisciplinary safety team (MDST) to address this issue. Enhanced signing, painting, lighting, and use of technology through intelligent transportation systems (ITS) tools are being used to detect and inform drivers and 911 centers.
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HIGHLIGHTS AND PROGRAMS
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT VIDEO FOOTAGE:
Recorded video is available for 7 days. After 7 days, recordings may be available if they were previously requested.
Not all cameras have the ability to record video.
The camera may not be facing the direction you want.
It is not guaranteed that all cameras are operational or that the video quality is acceptable for your needs.
For questions, email: DOT-CameraVidReq@iowadot.us
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTER
The purpose of the traffic management center (TMC) is to monitor traffic, and keep traffic flowing throughout the state of Iowa on the state's primary highway system