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The Louisiana Traffic Records Coordinating Committee is a group of safety organizations that coordinates the advancement of Traffic Records data systems for all stakeholders to support decision making, improve traffic safety, and save lives.

Mission Statement

Through the coordinated efforts of its stakeholders, the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee provides a forum for the creation, implementation, and management of a traffic safety information system that provides timely, accurate, complete, uniform, integrated, and assessable traffic safety data to the State of Louisiana.

LA TRCC Background

On April 19, 2007 Louisiana implemented a two tiered Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, comprising of an Executive Committee and a Working Group. During this meeting, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission granted the LA TRCC Executive Committee the authority to approve, develop, and implement the Traffic Records Strategic Plan for the state. The LA TRCC Working Group was also formed to address specific planning & implementation efforts and to help identify issues on behalf of data users.

Meeting on a quarterly basis, the LA TRCC brings different state agencies together in an effort to improve data collection and reporting of information. Using a team approach, the LA TRCC expresses a uniform message about the importance of building and strengthening traffic safety data throughout the state.

Executive Committee - Members

Agency Traffic Records System Represented Member
Traffic Records Coordinating Committee TRCC Karla Houston, TRCC Coordinator
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Crash, Citation/Adjudication Dortha Cummins, TRCC Vice Chair, Deputy Director
Louisiana Emergency Response Network Injury Paige Hargrove, Executive Director
Highway Safety Research Group Crash Cory Hutchinson, Ph.D., Director
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Roadway, Crash Dan Magri, TRCC Chair
Louisiana Ambulance Alliance Injury Donna Newchurch, Executive Director
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Non-Voting Member) Federal William Norris, Division Administrator
Louisiana District Attorney's Association Citation/Adjudication Dale Polozola, IT Director
Louisiana State Police Crash & Citation/Adjudication Lt. John Riles, Commander, Troop L
Federal Highway Administration (Non-Voting Member) Federal, Non-Voting Member Betsey Tramonte, Transportation Specialist- Safety
Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program Roadway Marie Walsh, Ph.D., Director
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Crash, Citation/Adjudication Lisa Freeman, Executive Director
Louisiana Supreme Court Citation/Adjudication Norm Gobert, Court Case Management Systems Director
Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Health Informatics Injury Jay Besse, Chief Data Officer

Executive Committee - Meeting Dates

2019

Date Location
March 08, 2019 LSU
May 07, 2019 Baton Rouge, LA
August 20, 2019 Baton Rouge, LA
November 12, 2019 Baton Rouge, LA

2018

Date Location
August 28, 2018 LSU
May 15, 2018 LSU
March 02, 2018 LSU
November 27, 2018 LSU

2017

Date Location
May 09, 2017 LSU
February 15, 2017 LSU
November 28, 2017 LSU
August 28, 2017 LSU

2016

Date Location
August 02, 2016 LSU
May 10, 2016 LSU
February 16, 2016 LSU
November 15, 2016 LSU

Executive Committee - Presentations

Meeting Date Presentations (PDF)
November 27, 2018 TRCC Executive Meeting
August 28, 2018 TRCC Executive Meeting
May 15, 2018 TRCC Executive Meeting
May 01, 2018 TRCC Strategic Planning
March 02, 2018 TRCC Executive Meeting
November 28, 2017 TRCC Executive Meeting
August 23, 2017 TRCC Executive Meeting
May 09, 2017 TRCC Executive Meeting
May 05, 2017 TRCC Strategic Planning
February 15, 2017 TRCC Executive Meeting
November 15, 2016 TRCC Executive Meeting
August 02, 2016 TRCC Executive Meeting
May 11, 2016 TRCC Executive Meeting
February 16, 2016 TRCC Executive Meeting

Technical Committee - Members

Agency Traffic Records System Represented Member
Traffic Records Coordinating Committee TRCC Karla Houston, TRCC Coordinator
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Crash, Citation/Adjudication Dortha Cummins, TRCC Vice Chair, Deputy Director
Louisiana Emergency Response Network Injury Paige Hargrove, Executive Director
Highway Safety Research Group Crash Cory Hutchinson, Ph.D., Director
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Roadway, Crash Dan Magri, TRCC Chair
Louisiana Ambulance Alliance Injury Donna Newchurch, Executive Director
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Non-Voting Member) Federal William Norris, Division Administrator
Louisiana District Attorney's Association Citation/Adjudication Dale Polozola, IT Director
Louisiana State Police Crash & Citation/Adjudication Lt. John Riles, Commander, Troop L
Federal Highway Administration (Non-Voting Member) Federal, Non-Voting Member Betsey Tramonte, Transportation Specialist- Safety
Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program Roadway Marie Walsh, Ph.D., Director
Federal Highway Administration (Non Voting Member) Federal John Broemmelsiek, ITS/Traffic Operations Engineer
Louisiana Emergency Response Network Injury Chris Hector, Administrative Director
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Crash, Citation/Adjudication Chuck Miller, Program Coordinator
Office of Motor Vehicles Driver, Vehicle Robyn Temple
Louisiana Transportation Research Center Roadway Stephen Strength, P.E., PTOE, Program Manager
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Crash, Citation/Adjudication (Local Agency) Lt. Roger Thomas
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Non-Voting Member) Federal Jonathan Weiner, Program Manager
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Crash Ron Whittaker, Law Enforcement Expert
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Crash, Citation/Adjudication Lisa Freeman, Executive Director
Louisiana Supreme Court Citation/Adjudication Norm Gobert, Court Case Management Systems Director
Louisiana District Attorney's Association Citation/Adjudication Joey LeBeau, IT Project Manager
Louisiana Office of Public Health Injury Jane Herwehe, MPH Lead, Data Action Team
Louisiana State Police Crash, Citation/Adjudication Rebecca Nugent, Chemistry Manager
Louisiana State Police Crash, Citation/Adjudication Lt. Col. Jay Oliphant, Jr., Deputy Superintendent of Patrol
Louisiana Supreme Court Citation/Adjudication Brian Denzer, CMIS Data Analyst
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Non-Voting Member) Federal Sam Sinclair, Regional Programs Manager
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Roadway, Crash Bryan Costello, P.E., Highway Safety Engineer
Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Health Informatics Injury Jay Besse, Chief Data Officer
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Roadway, Crash Adriane McRae, P.E.
Highway Safety Research Group Crash David Whitchurch, Business Analytics Manager

Working Group - Meeting Dates

2019

Date Location
February 12, 2019 LSU
March 18, 2019 Newington, CT

2018

Date Location
December 11, 2018 Baton Rouge, LA

Strategic Plan

Improve Timeliness and Accuracy of Crash Data

This initiative will focus on improving the timeliness and accuracy of crash data. Projects should help the state receive crash data in a more timely manner and receive more complete and accurate crash data.

Project examples include

  • Funding wireless broadband hotspots for law enforcement agencies
  • Funding computer equipment for electronic crash reporting for law enforcement agencies
  • Develop interface needed to auto-populate electronic based crash forms with key data items
    • Driver information based on license data
    • Vehicle Information based on VIN or license plate data
  • Projects to help improve overall crash data timeliness and data accuracy
Improve Data Accessibility

This initiative will focus on improving and measuring data accessibility. Projects should help the state measure and improve the dissemination of crash data to decision makers.

Project examples include

  • Surveys to measure accessibility
  • Web site enhancements to make data more accessible
  • Projects to make data more meaningful for decision makers
  • Projects to promote websites and data accessibility
Electronic Citation

This initiative will focus on capturing, storing, analyzing, and reporting of electronic citation data. Projects should help law enforcement move from a paper based to an electronic citation system.

Project examples include

  • Needed changes within current legislation
  • Pilot electronic citation projects
  • Software development and/or licensing
  • Hardware purchasing and/or leasing
Meeting and Conference Support for TRCC Related Initiatives

This initiative will focus on meeting and conference support for TRCC members and TRCC related initiatives. Projects should help the TRCC discuss and promote their goals and objectives.

Project examples include

  • Funding TRCC Executive meetings
  • Funding TRCC Working Group meetings
  • Funding LACRASH User Luncheon
  • Travel support to related conferences
    • Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
    • Association of Transportation Safety Information (ATSIP)
  • Funding for meetings to support new crash report form
Traffic Crash Report Revision

This initiative will focus on enhancing the uniformity of the state’s crash data. Projects should help the state enhance their crash data to be more uniform with MMUCC requirements and the development of new training material.

Project examples include

  • Creating a new statewide crash report form
  • Funding of new material needed to inform police of enhancements
  • Funding LACRASH User Luncheon
  • Printing of new crash report forms
Court Management Information System

This initiative will focus on capturing, storing, analyzing, and reporting of court management data. Projects should help the courts move from a paper based to an electronic reporting system.

Project examples include

  • Automation of court management systems
    • Software licensing
    • Hardware purchasing
EMS/Injury Surveillance Data Needs and System Integration

This initiative will focus on capturing, storing, analyzing, integration and reporting of EMS and injury surveillance data. Projects should help the state identify how to capture and integrate EMS and injury surveillance data with crash data.

Project examples include

  • Committee to identify the different data systems, obstacles to data integration, and possible projects to integrate data elements
  • Projects to help build/support statewide standards and data collection of EMS/injury surveillance data
  • Projects to integrate EMS/injury surveillance data with crash data

Projects

Court Management Information System
  • Hosting TRCC Executive and Commitee meetings.
  • Hosting meetings to support the initiatives of the TRCC Strategic Plan.
  • Travel for TRCC personnel to attend Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) Conferences.
EMS/Injury Surveillance Data Needs and System Integration
  • Developed multimedia iPad application and interactive website of Louisiana's Traffic Crash Report Manual. The ipad application can be found by search 'LATCRM' within iTunes and to access the interactive website visit http://latcrm.lsu.edu.
  • Initiating a Carsh Report Commitee to determine what additions/modifications to the current Louisiana Carsh Form and Manual, developed in 2005, are needed.
  • Completed Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Mapping to identify data elements within the Louisiana Crash Report that meet or do not meet the minimum, standardized data set for describing motor vehicle crashes and the vehicles, persons and environment involved.
Electronic Citation
  • Initiated an eCitation Committee to help transition Louisiana law enforcement agencies from paper citations to electronic citations.
  • Distributing a survey to law enforcement to determinne TRCC eCitation action plan.
Improve Data Accessibility
  • Purchased computer hardware for EMS agencies to reporting data electronically.
  • Providing the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) funds with funds to hire an EMS Register. This person will be reponsible to traveling to the different EMS providers in the state and working with them to begin submitting their data electronically to LERN.
  • Hired a graduate student to meet with different state agencies to identify the different data systems, obstacles to data integration, and possible projects to integrate data elements
  • Provided funds to LA Ambulance Alliance to purchase laptops that were distruibuted to EMS providers to submit electronic data.
Improve Timeliness and Accuracy of Crash Data
  • Providing funds for courts to implement an electronic court management system to ensure accuracy, completeness, integration, timelines, uniformity, electronic submissions, and accessibility of traffic court data.
  • Providing funds for training sessions which highlight the benefits of electronically reporting traffic dispositions and review guidelines for reporting moving and non-moving traffic violations, DWI offenses, failing to appear, driver’s license suspensions due to failing to appear, driver’s license class, commercial driver’s license violations reporting time period, hit and run cases, commercial vehicle and hazard material case reporting, drivers improvement course (892.1), Article 893 and 894, and data error correction procedures.
Meeting and Conference Support for TRCC Related Initiatives
  • Help support DOTD projects to enhance the development of their roadway database.
  • Purchase hardware equipment to support websites, business intelligence projects, and geographical information system applications.
  • Enhance the existing accident reporting tools and trends webiste designed and maintained by the HSRG at LSU to ensure that site is user-friendly.
  • Hired graduate and undergraduate students to help develop and maintain websites, business intelligence projects, and geographical information system applications.
  • Developed GIS web portal for law enforcement agencies.
  • Administered surveys to obtain user feedback on the progress of data accessibility for crash data.
  • Supporting projects to add roadway data, EMS data from the Louisiana Emergency Response Network, and blood alcohol content (BAC) results from the LSP Crime Lab.
Traffic Crash Report Revision
  • Purchased computer hardware for multiple law enforcement agencies for reporting crash data electronically.
  • Purchased Wifi hotspots for law enforcement agencies.
  • Purchased crash data retrieval systems for law enforcement agencies to assist with retrieving critical crash data such as occupant restraint, braking, throttle position, and speed prior to a crash.
  • Purchased and distributed GPS devices (USB and handheld) to increase latitude and longitude coordinates received on crash reports.
  • Purchased and distributed card swipe devices to increase driver license information received on crash reports.
  • Supported a longitudinal pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness, accuracy, and timeliness of motorcycle officers collecting crash data information using paper crash reports and a digital pen. The crash data will then be electronically transmitted from the digital pen to the state's crash data.
  • Initiated a project to receive OMV data to help increase data accuracy by validating driver and occupant information supplied by law enforcement in their crash reports.
  • Hire graduate and undergraduate students to perform data audits on crash reporting information to help identify common problems.