Metropolitan Transportation Safety Action Plan (MTSAP)

Car crashed at intersection

The MTSAP will recommend safety goals, strategies, and actions as well as how to measure changes in transportation safety into the future.  We’ll study crash data, analyze safety issues, and talk with the public to make sure the plan reflects community concerns and experiences..

From 2015 to 2019 there was an average of 3700 crashes per year, resulting in 3000 injuries, 100 serious injuries, and 18 fatalities each year within the Salem-Keizer-Turner area. On average, 150 of these crashes each year involve a bicyclist or pedestrian, resulting in 6 fatalities and 12 serious injuries. This plan will help guide investments in regional roads over the next few years to improve everyone’s safety - no matter how they get around.

Memos, presentations, agendas and minutes are available on this page under Supporting Documents below.


MTSAP Objectives:
  • Draft a metro-area plan that guides safety projects and other plans by local agencies in the SKATS region.
  • Develop long-term goals and solutions that will reduce fatal and serious injury crashes.
  • Develop a list of priority strategies that support our long-term safety goals.
  • Help community members learn about the safety data and how they can help reduce crashes.
  • Listen to the public and get their input on safety concerns and issues in the region.
  • Create resources and direction for grant submissions and identify funding to build projects.
The Steering Committee

The SKATS MTSAP Steering Committee (SC) is a group of community representatives, subject matter experts, and agency staff. The Steering Committee will guide the plan’s development, review the final plan, and make a recommendation to the SKATS Policy Committee. The Policy Committee will approve the final plan, which may be incorporated into local transportation system plans.