Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.

Project Center

Sante Fe, New Mexico


Traffic incidents are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and are responsible for about 40,000 fatalities each year in the United States. The goal of our project was to work with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Bureau to propose current and future ITS solutions to decrease fatalities in areas with high crash frequency, or hotspots, in NMDOT Districts 3 and 5. We accomplished this by utilizing ArcGIS maps to locate hotspots, interviewing professionals, and visiting these locations. We composed and analyzed a compilation of ITS solutions the NMDOT could potentially utilize in the future to improve traffic safety within the state, as well as recommended specific solutions that would best address the hotspots.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology