Strategic Planning on Mexican Federal Roads
MENDOZA A and MAYORAL E F, Mexican Transportation Institute, Mexico
Several years ago, the Federal Govemment of Mexico, through the Ministry of Communications and Transports (SCT), implemented a coordination .strategy of the efforts of various organizations, both public and private, interested in reducing the occurrence-
Several years ago, the Federal Govemment of Mexico, through the Ministry of Communications and Transports (SCT), implemented a coordination .strategy of the efforts of various organizations, both public and private, interested in reducing the occurrence- of road accidents on the~ Federal. Highway.. Network of about 50,000 kilometers in length.
As part of the former strategy, a steering committee composed of executives from the. different interested public and private, organizations, was. formed, and given, the responsibility of coordinating the work of these organizations. Its official name was Natioinal Committee for the Prevention of Accidents on Federal Roads (CONAPREA). The actions defined by the steering committee are carried out by a series of technical groups, each working, in some specialized areas such as strategic planning, traffic education, legislation, engineering, data management, etc. These groups are made up of members from the technical areas of the organizations participating in CONAPREA. The Mexican Transportation Institute (IMT) is a member of CONAPREA as well as of several of its technical groups.
Also participating in CONAPREA are representatives from the Health Sector through the National Council for the Prevention of Accidents (CONAPRA) which is responsible for attending what regards to all types of accidents (at home, at work, etc.).
As a member of the technical group concerned with strategic planning for CONAPREA, about one year ago tMT was -requested .to coordinate .the work.for developing a strategic plan of progressive phases to improve safety on the Federal.Highways. Since then, IMT organized, a series of conferences, interviews and a strategic planning seminar that produced the study "Strategic Planning of Safety on .Federal .Roads" (Mendoza.and Mayoral, 2000).
The former study is organized in the following sections. Their most relevant aspects are also described.
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