Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Committee


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Formed as a multi-agency cooperative, ILLINOIS TRAFFIC RECORDS COORDINATING COMMITTEE (ILTRCC) is mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a requirement to receive and distribute 405c federal grant funds and provides executive and technical direction for the enhancement and integration of traffic information systems for the state.  The committee’s focus is identifying, refining, and linking data systems from various state, federal, and local agencies in order to create a complete, accurate, timely, accessible, integrated, and uniform Traffic Records System.  The TRCC shall be organized as a two-tier entity comprised of an Executive Committee and a Technical Committee, both committees allowed the benefits of creating ad hoc or permanent sub-committees as warranted.

Our Mission Statement

The Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Committee is formed to provide strong coordinated leadership aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of traffic safety related information systems in Illinois, with the ultimate goal of enabling the discovery of life-saving strategies by ensuring that complete and timely traffic safety data is available for in-depth relational analysis. The Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Committee will enthusiastically support improved information systems and crash data reporting at all levels of government and strive to improve uniformity, integration, collection, access, and analysis of data to reduce the human and economic costs attributed to motor vehicle crashes.



A truly successful Traffic Records System includes the collection, management, and analysis of data within six core statewide data systems – Crash, Driver, Vehicle, Roadway, Citation and Adjudication, and Injury Surveillance.  The integration of these various state agency data systems is essential for creating a comprehensive database of information that can be analyzed to identify both engineering and behavioral dangers on our roadways.  The quality of this data is assessed by measuring the timeliness, completion, accuracy, uniformity, integration, and accessibility of each data element and the ILTRCC Committee structure is consistently working to improve upon those assessments.

Executive Subcommittee

The Executive Subcommittee is comprised of executive-level staff from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Office of the Secretary of State, the Illinois State Police, and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration also serve on an advisory basis to the Executive Committee.

The Executive Subcommittee meets at least annually to

  1. provide policy oversight and program direction for statewide traffic records activities;
  2. provide a policy level stakeholder forum for review and discussion of traffic records projects to assess and provide comment on system impacts;
  3. review and take action on strategic, project, or legislative recommendations provided by the ITRCC Technical Committee;
  4. promote communication and coordination of traffic records among and within participating agencies;
  5. conduct an annual evaluation for approval of Illinois’ Traffic Records Strategic Plan.
  6. authorize the expenditure of federal grant funds and/or other state agency funds in order to support and improve the Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Program.

Technical Subcommittee

The Technical Subcommittee, established by the Executive Subcommittee, is comprised of a diverse, representative, and relevant cross-section of expertise focused on important technical aspects of achieving the goals set forth in the Mission Statement.

The Technical Subcommittee meets at least bi-monthly for the purposes of

  1. developing consensus among agencies for system direction and priorities;
  2. providing leadership and direction to the Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Program;
  3. forming and serving with technical standing and ad-hoc sub-committees to complete various tasks and provide guidance;
  4. obtaining input from Technical Committee members and others to assemble information to aid in the decision-making processes of the Executive Committee;
  5. developing a budget for the expenditure of federal grant funds, or other agency funds as appropriate, to support and facilitate the improvement of the Traffic Safety Information System;
  6. making recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding grant and/or other funding of improvement projects;
  7. making recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding direction of enhancements to further improve the Traffic Safety Information System and integration of systems across agencies;
  8. obtaining input from various state and local agencies to coordinate data collection and analysis tools;
  9. establishing critical timelines, performance goals, and budgets for various aspects of approved projects.

Data Quality Subcommittee

The Data Quality Subcommittee serves as a permanent sub-committee for the Technical Committee. This Subccommittee meets at least bi-monthly for the purposes of

  1. ensuring that complete, accurate, and timely motor vehicle crash data are collected, analyzed, and made available for transportation safety decision-making;
  2. improving comprehensive training for data contributors, users, and analysts across all relevant traffic safety systems;
  3. providing greater access to traffic safety related data;
  4. integration and linkage between and among traffic safety systems;
  5. specific topics and/or projects as requested by the ITRCC Technical Committee.

Meeting Information


All meetings are held at Illinois Department of Transportation, Hanley Building, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764.


Meeting Dates


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  • January 23, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • October 22, 2020


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Participating Agencies

Executive and Technical Committee Members

Federal Agencies

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

State of Illinois

  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Illinois office of Secretary of State
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Illinois State Police
  • Illinois Commerce Commission
  • University of Illinois
  • Administrative Office of Illinois Courts

Local Agencies

  • Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Chicago Police Department

Other Agencies

  • Loyola University

Grant Opportunities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides grant funds to the State of Illinois to be used only for highway safety purposes. These funds are provided to encourage States to address national priorities for reducing highway deaths and injuries through occupant protection programs, state traffic safety information system improvements, impaired driving countermeasures, passage of effective laws to reduce distracted driving, implementation of motorcyclist safety programs, and the implementation of graduated driving licensing laws.

The Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Committee plays a vital role in the solicitation and selection of projects focused on state traffic safety information system improvements (405c funds).

In accordance with 23 U.S.C. 405(c), States may use these funds “to develop and implement effective programs that improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility of State safety data needed to identify priorities for Federal, State, and local highway and traffic safety programs; evaluate the effectiveness of such efforts; link State data systems, including traffic records and systems that contain medical, roadway, and economic data; improve the compatibility and interoperability of State data systems with national data systems and the data systems of other States; and enhance the agency's ability to observe and analyze national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and circumstances.” For more information about current grant opportunities, please visit:

Janel Veile
Evaluation Manager
Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Room 005/007
Springfield, IL 62764
(217) 785-8905

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