Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at ESRI, responsible for all transportation segments worldwide. He has over 25 years experience in transportation planning and policy, information technology and GIS. Mr. Bills has been a Principal Planner for a large regional transportation planning agency, as well as the President of a GIS and transportation consulting firm during his career. He was a Doctoral Candidate at UCLA, where he was also awarded two Masters’ degrees.
Global efforts to improve highway safety have generally delivered considerable progress over the last ten years, while safety authorities have set even more aggressive goals for the future. In that light, it is perhaps a good time to take stock of how the latest geographic information systems (GIS) technologies can help these same safety managers be even more effective in identifying high crash locations, and the safety improvements designed to further reduce severe traffic crashes and fatalities.