Sarah Elizabeth Searcy

Also known as: S. Searcy; Sarah E. Searcy

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4883-682X

Bicycle; Pedestrian; Rail; Occupant Protection; Multimodal; Transportation; Research

Sarah Searcy is an applied research professional and program manager with over ten years of progressive experience in the academic and public sectors. She has previously led or served as key researcher on 35+ multi-modal transportation research and technical services projects for NCDOT, NC GHSP, USDOT, NHTSA, NCHRP, USACE, and other sponsors. She oversaw the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at NC State University, managed the North Carolina Non-Motorized Volume Data Program (NC NMVDP) for NCDOT, and directed multiple large-scale data collection projects, including statewide monitoring of pedestrians along railroad right-of-way for the NCDOT Rail Division and annual statewide observational seat belt use surveys for NC GHSP. Sarah currently serves as the Deputy Director for Innovations and Data in NCDOT's Integrated Mobility Division (IMD). NCDOT IMD is dedicated to providing leadership for safe, affordable, and innovative multimodal transportation throughout North Carolina.

2021 report

Bicycle Volume: Counting Machine Validation & Correction, Estimating & Forecasting, and Analysis of Injury Risk

Bicycle Volume: Counting Machine Validation & Correction, Estimating & Forecasting, and Analysis of Injury Risk. https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/RNAProjDocs/RP2020-43%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

By: W. Fan, Z. Lin, S. Liu, S. Searcy & B. Carter Geiger

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2021 report

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Bicycle and Pedestrian Counters

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/RNAProjDocs/RP2020-39%20Final%20Report.pdf

By: E. Ozan, S. Searcy, B. Carter Geiger, C. Vaughan, C. Carnes, C. Baird, A. Hipp

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2020 report

North Carolina Non-Motorized Volume Data Program (NC NMVDP) Phase 2 Final Report

https://itre.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/NMVDP_Phase-2-Final-Report_20201125.pdf

By: S. Searcy, B. Carter Geiger, C. Baird, C. Carnes, B. Kearns & S. O'Brien

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2020 report

Rail Network Trespass Statewide Severity Assessment and Predictive Modeling

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/RNAProjDocs/RP%202019-08_Final%20Report.pdf

By: S. Searcy, C. Vaughan, D. Coble, J. Poslusny & C. Cunningham

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2020 report

Yielding Compliance at High Visibility Crosswalks

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/RNAProjDocs/RP2019-18%20Final%20Report%20wAppendices.pdf

By: S. O'Brien, C. Zeeger, T. Chase, I. Ahmed, S. Searcy, B. Kearns, P. Kihyun

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2019 report

Rail Corridor Trespass Severity Assessment

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/Pages/ProjDetails.aspx?ProjectID=2017-15

By: S. Searcy, C. Cunningham, C. Vaughan, D. Coble & A. Avr

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2018 report

Additional Analysis of National Child Restraint Use Special Study: Characteristics Of Those Not Restrained

[(Report No. DOT HS 812 477).]. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812477_additional-analysis-national-child-restraint-use-special-study-characteristics-those-not-restrained-research-note-tsf.pdf

By: P. Raymond, S. Searcy, S. Miller & C. Redden

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2018 report

Additional Analysis of National Child Restraint Use Special Study: Child Restraint Misuse

[Report No. DOT HS 812 527).]. https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/38686

By: P. Raymond, S. Searcy & D. Findley

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2018 journal article

Effect of residential proximity on university student trip frequency by mode

Travel Behaviour and Society, 12, 115–121.

By: S. Searcy, D. Findley, J. Huegy, M. Ingram, B. Mei, J. Bhadury, C. Wang

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 report

Evaluating the Economic Impact of Shared Use Paths in North Carolina

In Evaluating the Economic Impact of Shared Use Paths in North Carolina. NCDOT RP 2015-44. https://itre.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NCDOT-2015-44_SUP-Project_Final-Report_optimized.pdf

By: S. O'Brien, S. Searcy, S. Bert, K. Jackson, B. Carter, D. Findley, M. Hayes, S. Bzomowski ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2018 report

Peak Spreading Tool Implementation

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/RNAProjDocs/NCDOT%202018-07%20Final%20Report%20with%20User's%20Manual_20180211.pdf

By: S. Searcy, B. Aghdashi, T. Chase & J. Huegy

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2018 conference paper

Replication of Annual Average Daily Bicyclists Estimation Methodology Based on North Carolina Count Data

Proceedings of the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. https://trid.trb.org/View/1495512

By: S. Searcy

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2017 journal article

A new method to account for seasonal peak traffic volumes in project prioritization

ITE Journal (Institute of Transportation Engineers), 87(8), 37–43. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85044237554&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: C. Yeom, S. Searcy, D. Findley & B. Schroeder

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 report

Additional Analysis of the National Child Restraint Use Special Study

[(Report No. DOT HS 812 462).]. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812462-additional_analysis_national_child_restraint_use_special_study_ncruss.pdf

By: P. Raymond, S. Searcy, D. Findley, S. Miller & C. Redden

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2017 book

Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes for Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities: A Guidebook

By: S. Searcy

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2017 report

Impact of Development Density on K-Factors

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/RNAProjDocs/2017-24_Final%20Report.pdf

By: S. Searcy, J. Huegy & A. Churchill

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2017 conference paper

Investigation of Crosswalk Design and Driver Behaviors at Roundabouts

Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. https://trid.trb.org/View/1437107

By: D. Findley, S. Searcy & B. Schroeder

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2017 journal article

Quality assurance and quality control processes for a large-scale bicycle and pedestrian volume data program

Transportation Research Record, 2644(2644), 19–29.

By: K. Jackson, S. O'Brien, S. Searcy & S. Warchol

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Relating public opinions of roadway assets to field data with survey and focus groups

Transportation Research Record, 2613(2613), 16–28.

By: J. Davis, C. Cunningham, D. Findley, S. Searcy, J. Martin & L. Watkins

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 report

Assessment of Automated Sign Retroreflectivity Measurement

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/pages/ProjDetails.aspx?ProjectID=2014-32

By: C. Vaughan, S. Searcy, S. Bert, D. Findley, E. Foyle, C. Carnes, T. Pincus, A. Coley, Z. Manfredi, C. Cunningham

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2016 journal article

Behavioral effects of completing a critical link in the American Tobacco Trail

Transportation Research Record, 2598(2598), 19–26.

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 book

Guidelines for the Application of Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes for Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities

By: S. Searcy

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

2016 report

North Carolina Non-Motorized Volume Data Program (NC NMVDP) Phase 1 Final Report

https://itre.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/NMVDP_Phase-1-Final-Report_20161007_updated_20201125.pdf

By: S. O'Brien, K. Jackson, S. Searcy, S. Warchol, D. Rodriguez, C. Cunningham, M. Stull, M. Fuentes, E. Stoltz

Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2022

2015 report

Accelerating Roundabout Implementation in the United States - Volume VI of VII

In VII: Investigation of Crosswalk Design and Driver Behaviors (pp. – –15–074). https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/docs/fhwasa15074.pdf

By: D. Findley, S. Searcy, K. Salamati, B. Schroeder, B. Williams, R. Bhagavathula, L. Rodegerdts

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2020

Employment

2021 - present

North Carolina Department of Transportation Raleigh, NC, US
Deputy Director for Innovations and Data Integrated Mobility Division (IMD)

2014 - 2021

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)

Education

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Graduate Certificate in GIS

East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina, US
BA in Art and Anthropology

East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina, US
MA in Sociology