The goal of the federally-funded Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) as authorized in the FAST Act is to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned public roads and roads on tribal lands.
The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads that focuses on performance. Approximately $22 million is available to the NMDOT per federal fiscal year. Eligible entities include NMDOT Districts, and Tribal and Local Public Agencies (T/LPAs). Application information is distributed by the NMDOT through the MPOs and RTPOs. The funds are also programmed through the MPO/RTPO planning process and distributed through Cooperative Agreements with the T/LPAs.
New Mexico DOT’s HSIP is guided by the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a statewide, comprehensive effort to reduce fatalities and incapacitating (serious) injuries on New Mexico’s roadways for all modes and users (motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other transportation users). The NM Strategic Highway Safety Plan is available to view/download as a PDF from the related links below.