The Safe 80 Taskforce was originally created in March 2001 to address public safety issues on Interstate 80 in Monroe County, and operated with some success, but dissolved due to loss of cohesion and resources. In 2011, a broad coalition of business, community and government leaders have joined together to reactivate Safe80 in response to the emerging (and alarming) public safety needs within the corridor, with the goal of rallying community resources and ideas into effective measures.

 

The Safe 80 Taskforce is convened as a committee of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce.  In 2012, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Monroe County, successfully secured PennDOT funding to assist with the administration of the Safe 80 Taskforce.