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Legislative advocacy for the roadway safety industry

ATSSA’s Government Relations Team is here to help the roadway safety industry educate decision-makers on the state and federal level, to advocate for roadway safety infrastructure policies and funding. Learn more about ATSSA’s grassroots advocacy to advance policies that move us Toward Zero Deaths on our nation’s roadways and how you can get involved.


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Political Action Committee

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

The PAC provides support to policy makers on Capitol Hill that support roadway safety.

Federal Advocacy

FEDERAL

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roadway safety infrastructure on
Capitol Hill.

ATSSA FlyIn

ATSSA FLY-IN

Bringing together ATSSA members from across the country in a united voice for roadway safety.

State Advocacy

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Connecting ATSSA chapters with
state-level grass roots efforts
across the country.

Toward Zero Deaths

TOWARD ZERO DEATHS

TZD is a national strategy on highway safety that advocates for eliminating injury & death on roadways.

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Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation

The Senate today confirmed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation, adding him to the cabinet of President Joe Biden.

“ATSSA congratulates Secretary Buttigieg on his confirmation as Secretary of Transportation,” said ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner. “As the voice of roadway safety, ATSSA members are eager to work with him to significantly reduce the 36,000 men, women and children who die on U.S. roadways annually. Secretary Buttigieg’s commitment to a vision zero strategy and finding a long-term solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) matches ATSSA’s top legislative priorities; we look forward to working together to combat roadway fatalities and serious injuries and moving towards zero deaths on America’s roads and streets.”

Buttigieg campaigned on the need for transportation and infrastructure investment throughout his bid to become the Democrats’ nominee for president. During his hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee last month, he touched on the need for shoring up revenue for the HTF, increased investment in tribal and rural roads, the future of autonomous vehicles and the need for safety to be at the forefront of any new transportation or infrastructure initiative.

The Senate Commerce Committee forwarded his nomination to the full Senate on Wednesday by a 21-3 vote.

The full Senate confirmed Buttigieg’s nomination by a vote of 86-13.

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