CARTS Staff Attends Annual Traffic Records Forum

August 11, 2022

Denver, CO – A number of staff members from the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) participated in the annual traffic records forum hosted by the Association for Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP).

Cory Hutchinson at Traffic Records Forum

Carts Executive Director Cory Hutchinson attends presentation at 2022 Traffic Records Forum in Denver, CO. Photograph courtesy of ATSIP.

CARTS employees represented the State of Louisiana’s dedication to improving highway safety by offering five presentations about their current projects at CARTS to highway safety professionals from around the world. These presentations included:

  • "Integrating Louisiana Safety Systems with Esri R&H to Support Crash Data Collection," by: Bethany Campbell – an explanation of Louisiana’s process to integrate roadway data layers that include usage, number of lanes, and urban/rural designation into a single layer that can be used in the state’s new crash report and reporting system.
  • "Pattern Recognition Analysis – There’s an App for That," by: Michael Allen – an overview of how pattern recognition analysis works, along with the efforts of Allen (right) to convert a complex Excel workbook into a web application with a flexible user interface using Python.
  • A crash query tool demonstration, by Jason Hines – the crash query tool allows DOTD engineers to more easily identify and analyze problematic roadway areas when making decisions. The web-based application combines crash data, analytics, and GIS in a single portal to allow engineers to analyze road segments by crash volume, severity, and other factors.
  • Two roundtable discussions hosted by Karla Houston – discussions for State Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC) members and coordinators on performance measures, data inventories, and governance to promote an open discussion of ideas, projects, and problem-solving between states.
Michael Allen presenting at Traffic Records Forum

Allen presents his work on pattern recognition analysis at the 2022 Traffic Records Forum in Denver, CO. Photograph courtesy of ATSIP

For additional information about the presentations above, please contact CARTS.


The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is responsible for collecting, maintaining, integrating, analyzing and distributing crash-related data captured from law enforcement and other agencies throughout the State of Louisiana. CARTS utilizes this data to develop business intelligence (BI) and GIS tools, perform research studies and produce an annual factbook. These tools and publications are used by decision-makers to identify potential problem areas, create countermeasures, set policies, and establish programs to improve the safety of our roadways in Louisiana. CARTS is a center within the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.


Contact: CARTS

Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety