SuperUser Account / Thursday, May 4, 2017 / Categories: ATSSA, Government, Legislative Briefing & Fly-In, Press Release, Roadway ATSSA awards Sen. Inhofe as Roadway Safety Champion (Washington, D.C.) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) presented its prestigious Roadway Safety Champion Award to Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). Inhofe was awarded May 3, during the first day of ATSSA's Legislative Briefing and Fly-In, which Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) also attended. "ATSSA's approximately 1,500 members applaud Sen. Inhofe's steadfast leadership in ensuring that roadways in the United States are as safe as possible," ATSSA President and CEO, Roger A. Wentz, said. Inhofe, a former chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee and current senior member of the committee, has been a longtime leader on roadway safety infrastructure issues. "ATSSA leads the nation in roadway safety and I am honored to receive this recognition,” Sen. Inhofe said. “Roadway safety is critically important and one of my top priorities as a leader on the Environment and Public Works committee. As Congress gears up for its next infrastructure initiative, I remain committed to working with my colleagues on this bipartisan issue." Additionally, Inhofe's work on the last three surface transportation bills have been transformative for the safety of all roadway users. "Sen. Inhofe's perseverance in moving forward a long-term highway bill - the FAST Act - was crucial in ensuring that roadway safety infrastructure projects are being deployed throughout the country. Lives are being saved today because of the legislation spearheaded by Sen. Inhofe," ATSSA Vice President of Government Relations, Nate Smith, said. ATSSA Chair Debra Ricker presents Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) with the Roadway Safety Champion Award during the first day of the association’s Legislative Briefing and Fly-In on May 3 in Washington, D.C. Previous Article TRIP improving roadway safety – one state at a time Next Article Recipients of 2017 Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarships announced Print 2154 Rate this article: No rating Tags: roadway safety roadway safety champion government relations advocacy Please login or register to post comments.