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Section 8: Annual Report to NHTSA

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Introduction

The TxDOT Traffic Operations Division - Traffic Safety Section (TRF-TS) is responsible for submitting the Annual Report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report describes the accomplishments of the Texas Traffic Safety Program and is due within 90 days after the end of the federal fiscal year (December 31).

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Report Contents

As prescribed in the Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Programs (23 C.F.R. 1200.33), the annual report must include the following:

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  • The State's progress in meeting its highway safety goals, using performance measures identified in the Performance Plan. Both baseline and most current level of performance under each measure must be given for each goal.
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  • A description of how the projects and activities funded during the fiscal year contributed to meeting the State's highway safety goals. When data becomes available, a state should report progress from prior year projects that has contributed to meeting current state highway safety goals.

Based on the above federal requirements, the TRF-TS Annual Report to NHTSA consists of the Annual Evaluation Report (compiled by TRF-TS) and the Financial Obligation Closeout (compiled by the TxDOT Financial Management Division [FIN] in coordination with TRF-TS). The TRF-TS Annual Report includes:

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Final Administrative Evaluation

To satisfy the NHTSA’s requirement of accumulating data and submitting the annual report, TRF-TS compiles information contained in the final performance reports, program area summaries and analyses, year-end statistics, and other pertinent information at the end of each project and conducts a final administrative evaluation. The final administrative evaluation provides a judgment of value or worth based on:

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  • The measurement of actual tasks or activities compared with planned levels of performance of each program area project.
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  • The listing of major accomplishments.
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  • The assessment of unit cost and other aspects of operational efficiency.

The above information is included in the TRF-TS Annual Report submitted to NHTSA.

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Financial Obligation Closeout

The Financial Obligation Closeout is a final accounting of expenditures. As required in the Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Programs (23 C.F.R. § 1200.22, § 1200.23, and § 1200.24), the Financial Obligation Closeout will include:

TRF-TS is responsible for completing the Financial Obligation Closeout and submitting it to the appropriate signature authority for transmittal to NHTSA for approval.

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