Federal Government Relations
ATSSA’s Government Relations team is based in Washington, D.C., facilitating meeting with members of Congress to discuss roadway safety and the value in investing in roadway safety infrastructure.
By working with individual members of Congress, members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and members of the Roadway Safety Caucus – a caucus formed in Congress to address roadway safety issues – ATSSA and our members are able to effectively advocate for policies that save lives.
On Dec. 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law. The FAST Act is the first federal law in more than a decade that provided dedicated long-term funding for transportation infrastructure planning and investment.
The FAST Act has $305 billion allocated for fiscal years 2016 to 2020 for highways, highway safety, public transportation, rail, research, technology and related programs.
The legislation is a tremendous success for the roadway safety industry and has helped state and local governments progress on critical transportation and roadway infrastructure projects by providing federal funding and partnership for long-term planning.
As the expiration of the legislation moves closer, ATSSA members are actively advocating for another bill from Congress with funding to invest in roadway safety infrastructure.
Read the full bill summary.
American Traffic Safety Services Association represents the roadway safety infrastructure industry with effective legislative advocacy, traffic control safety training and a far-reaching member partnership.