Funding & Cost Benefits with Justification

"Improving Safety, Efficiency & Traffic Flows In & Around Work Zones"®



Covered up to 90% by Federal funds
with Nominal Yearly Costs
& Reduced Litigation Risk


Cost Benefit Analysis has found one can quickly justify the Mobile Barriers MBT-1®. Considering savings in traffic control equipment & manpower costs alone, the barrier can pay for itself with nominal usage in less than 2 years, at only 15-20 uses per year. The barrier has a life cycle costs of less than $20,000/year. With a 20 year life, there is a high probability of saving someone’s life and preventing injury and incidents. Some barriers have been hit multiple times, even by semi trucks, and have been credited with saving multiple lives and turning potentially serious incidents into non-events. Errant vehicles are often redirected and drive away. Considering overall benefits to workers and the public, California research found a cost benefit of $1.9 Million per year, per barrier. Considering workzone fatalities, the USDOT has issued guidance valuing a single life at over $9.1 million.

The Mobile Barriers MBT-1® is covered up to 90% by HSIP and other federal funds such as NHPP, STBGP, and FEMA.

For cost benefit analysis and additional materials to help justifying purchases, please see the resources below or contact us for assistance.




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Cost Benefit Analysis w/ FEMA-DHS Justification Regarding Mobile Barriers MBT-1.

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Federal Regulations & ANSI A10.47 National Standards on Use of Positive Protection.

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Venable LLP Memo – HSIP and other Fed Funds Available for Mobile Barriers MBT-1.
"States can now directly purchase safety equipment, such as the Mobile Barriers MBT-1 using HSIP, NHPP or STBGP funds...HSIP funds are particularly attractive for use with the MBT-1. The HSIP program provides a 90% federal match and allows ongoing use for both construction and maintenance work, on both federal and state roads... FHWA has provided States with a great deal of new flexibility for equipment costs that benefit the Federal-aid highway program, including flexibility for the direct purchase of the MBT-1."

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FHWA Memo - HSIP, NHPP & STBGP Funds Now Available for Mobile Barriers MBT-1.
“After the initial purchase of the equipment using HSIP funds, the State may use the equipment for its intended safety purpose on any public road (including local roads) for any project (e.g. Federal-aid or non-Federal-aid, capital improvement or maintenance, etc.)”

New FEMA Funds Available
FEMA Funds for Preparedness and Response Can Now Be Used to Purchase Mobile Barriers MBT-1. Contact us for assistance.