Hutchinson Represents Louisiana at North Carolina Peer Exchange
February 28, 2020
Raleigh, NC – The director of the LSU Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS), Cory Hutchinson, recently traveled to North Carolina to participate in a peer exchange hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the University of North Carolina. Hutchinson and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Highway Safety Administrator, Adriane McRae, represented Louisiana within a group of delegates from five states. Other states in attendance were Wisconsin, Utah, Minnesota, and Connecticut.
Representatives all participated in a roundtable that focused on the benefits of long-term partnerships between state universities and Departments of Transportation. As North Carolina considers outsourcing the collection and analysis of crash data to the University of North Carolina, the peer exchange offered attendees a chance to share more about their programs and answer questions from North Carolina officials on the mechanics of forming and sustaining such a partnership.
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: Mary Churay
Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety