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DOT - 29140 - Motorcyclist Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameMotorcyclist Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2010Committee Number29140
Original Establishment Date8/10/2005Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date7/30/2010Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*9
Current Charter Date7/30/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Office of Safety Integration, FHWA
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Michael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Griffith
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*SAFETEA-LUDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 366-9469
Effective Date Of Authority*8/10/2005Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-366-3222
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee will coordinate and advise the Secretary of Transportation, through the Administrator of FHWA, on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists.
How is membership balanced?*The committee is comprised of no more than 10 members of the motorcycling community with professional expertise in national motorcyclist safety advocacy, including.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee will meet at least once a year to provide a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from a knowledgeable and independent perspective.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee is necessary by law to coordinate with and advise the Secretary on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists including barrier design; road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings will be open to the public, except as provided under FACA.
Recommendation RemarksSAFETEA-LU
The committee terminated by expiration of its charter on July 30, 2010.

Do not have zip codes for members; however, zip codes will be included for each member for future reporting.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAs a result of the MAC-FHWA's input, a trifold publication has been developed: Roadway Safety for Motorcycles(FHWA-SA-07-012) and a website has been established In addition, motorcycle infrastructure concerns are being addressed in the work zone safety grants program and motorcycle resolutions are being implemented at AASHTO. Also, the MAC-FHWA is working with the MUTCD re: motorcycle signage for the next edition of the Manual.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*20.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentInclusion of motorcycle specific signage in the MUTCD is complete. Devleopment of a brochure for use by State and local egencies entitled: Roadway Safety for Motorcycles - Tips for Designing, Constructing, and Mainitainf Roadways for Increased Motorcycle Safety is complete.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe MAC has recommended examination and development of web based tools to notify State and local DOT’s of road hazards of concern to motorcyclists. The MAC has recommended the sites incorporate functionality to provide riders with this information until repairs are affected. This project is ongoing. is a benchmark site that provides this service to Florida, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.The MAC has shown interest and recommended investigation of a number of R&T issues that affect motorcyclists including: •Examining the skid resistance of intersection markings•Improving retro-reflectivity of signs and roadway markings•Considering the use of wider lane markings in order to increase visibility•Reviewing barrier designs used internationally, and identify those that are most forgiving when impacted by motorcyclists• Examining the use of various sealants on road surfacesAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The DFO provides a summary of milestones avccomplished for each recomendatio made by the council.Narrative Description*The MAC-FHWA will coordinate with and advise the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists, including:(1) Barrier design; (2) Road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and(3) The architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$40,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$40,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$50,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$50,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$90,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$90,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.30
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-010117Motorcyclist Advisory Council2009
 COM-010943Motorcyclist Advisory Council2008
 COM-011789Motorcyclist Advisory Council2007
 COM-012780Motorcyclist Advisory Council2006