The Road to Zero initiative was launched in October 2016 by the National Safety Council (NSC), Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with the goal of eliminating roadway deaths by 2050. U.S. Department of Transportation committed $1 million a year for three years to fund Safe System Innovation Grants. NSC administers the grants and is contributing $1 million over the three years to support the Road to Zero Coalition. Coalition members can apply for a grant of $50,000 – $200,000 to support implementation of evidence-based approaches to improve safety, with a deadline of January 26, 2018. In 2017, the grantees included a mix of local entities and national organizations. The coalition is open to stakeholder groups interested in promoting transportation safety and is free to join. NADO is a member of the Road to Zero Coalition.
The Road to Zero Coalition also provides resources on a safe systems approach to transportation, and is developing a roadmap of short- and long-term actions to get to zero fatalities that will be released in early 2018.