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A movement Toward Zero Deaths

ATSSA advocates for Highway Safety Improvement Program funds to reduce traffic fatalities

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ATSSA strives to keep roadway safety on the minds of stakeholders from legislators on Capitol Hill to officials with Departments of Transportation (DOTs) across the country. Therefore, the Association advocates for funds available through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), a core federal aid program created to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads including non-state-owned roads and roads of tribal or Indian lands.

ATSSA to celebrate 50 years at 2020 Annual Convention & Traffic Expo

Thousands to convene in New Orleans at North America’s largest roadway safety infrastructure trade show

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Dec. 30, 2019) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) will celebrate its past as it drives the future of the roadway safety infrastructure industry during its 50th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo. This mile-marker event will be held in New Orleans – the same city where the first annual convention was held. The event runs from Jan. 24-28 with most events at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

Oregon congressman proposes support for a road usage charge for transportation funding

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to encourage states to explore a road usage charge to help fund transportation projects. The bill submitted on Tuesday by the state’s 3rd District representative would reauthorize the Surface Transportation Systems Funding Alternatives (STSFA) program through 2025 and increase funding authorization, improve reporting requirements and provide special consideration for new projects that advance the knowledge of funding alternatives or collect revenue, according to the congressman’s office.

FCC votes to reallocate part of 5.9 GHz band to WiFi

Commission members voted unanimously today

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The FCC voted unanimously today to allocate a portion of the 5.9 GHz band to a 45 MHz sub-band that supports unlicensed uses like WiFi. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and commissioners Michael O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Geoffrey Starks all were in favor of the redistribution during an open meeting at the group’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

ATSSA opposes new 5.9 GHz band proposal announced by FCC chairman

Public can provide input Thursday on whether to allocate portion of spectrum to Wi-Fi

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The Department of Defense (DOD),  the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and ATSSA oppose a new 5.9 Gigahertz (GHz) band proposal recently made by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai.

Updates to 'Q&A' guidance document to implement MASH 2016 issued

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Additional responses to questions submitted to The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regarding the testing of roadside safety hardware under the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) 2016 were released Monday. 

ATSSA urges Congress to include infrastructure policies in CAV legislation

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Earlier this month, ATSSA President & CEO Roger Wentz submitted a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, urging legislators to include infrastructure policies as they draft bills related to Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs). 

Members of 116th Congress launch bipartisan Road Safety Caucus

ATSSA lauds latest launch of Caucus as progress in advancing roadway safety on Capitol Hill

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​FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (October 28, 2019) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) commends the formation of the bipartisan Road Safety Caucus in the 116th Congress, and applauds the leadership and commitment of its co-chairs, Reps. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.). 

MASH to become 'performance specification'

AASHTO endorses motion to provide criteria for product owners to test and certify traffic safety devices

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At its meeting of October 9 in St. Louis, Missouri, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Board of Directors endorsed a motion put forth by the Council of Highways and Streets (Chief Engineers) to develop the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) into a “performance specification.” 

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