Manual Notice: 2011-1

From: Carol T. Rawson, P.E., Traffic Operations Division

Manual: Traffic Safety Program Manual

Effective Date: June 01, 2011

Purpose

The purpose of this manual notice is to advise readers and users of the Traffic Safety Program Manual that the manual has been revised to update information on the Texas Traffic Safety Program and include more specific information on grants for Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs and on auditing procedures used by the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure compliance with federal rules and regulations.

Contents

The contents of the Traffic Safety Program Manual have been changed as follows:

  • Information has been updated throughout the manual on the use of eGrants, including procedural information for the application and management of Texas Traffic Safety Program grants through the eGrants system.
  • Information has been updated throughout the manual to reflect the recent change in the structure of the Texas Traffic Safety Program to include 19 district Traffic Safety Specialists as full-time employees of the TxDOT Traffic Operations Division's Traffic Safety Section (TRF-TS).
  • Information was added to Chapter 3 of the manual to clarify Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) policies and procedures.
  • Information was added to Chapters 4 and 6 of the manual to clarify procedures used to evaluate and grade subgrantee performance.
  • Information was added to Chapter 5 of the manual to clarify documentation requirements for traffic safety and STEP grants.
  • Information was added to Chapter 7 of the manual to clarify policies and procedures employed to audit subgrantee performance and compliance with federal rules and regulations.

Review History

General Counsel Review. The TxDOT Office of General Counsel reviewed the draft version of this manual and found it legally sufficient for its intended purpose. Suggested changes were incorporated as appropriate.

Audit Office Review. The TxDOT Audit Office reviewed the draft version of this manual. Suggested changes were incorporated as appropriate.

Finance Division Review. The TxDOT Finance Division reviewed the draft version of this manual. Suggested changes were incorporated as appropriate.

General Services Division Review. The General Services Division, Contract Services Section, reviewed the draft version of this manual. Suggested changes were incorporated as appropriate.

Federal Highway Administration Review. The Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division Office, reviewed the draft version of this manual. There were no suggested changes.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Review. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed the draft version of this manual. There were no suggested changes.

District and Division Review. Potential users in all districts and in the Traffic Operations Division reviewed draft versions of this manual. Changes and additions were made as appropriate.

Contact

Address questions concerning information contained in this manual to Michael H. Weaver of the TxDOT Traffic Operations Division-Traffic Safety Section, 512-416-3209 or fax 512-416-3299.

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