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ATSSA 2019 Midyear Meeting draws hundreds to advance roadway safety infrastructure

Committee and council members convene, association meets with ASC and forms Traffic Signals Committee

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More than 300 ATSSA members convened in San Diego, California for the association’s 2019 Midyear Meeting, where they participated in committee and council meetings, established a Traffic Signals Committee, met with the Automotive Safety Council (ASC), and raised funds for legislative advocacy efforts and the ATSS Foundation.

Making an impact on the next generation

Longtime ATSSA member Marty Weed included The ATSS Foundation in his estate plan

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Hero and icon. This is how ATSSA member Marty Weed was known and has been remembered in the roadway safety industry since he passed away in December 2018. Marty left a legacy. It started when he worked with ATSSA, The ATSS Foundation, and his friends and colleagues to establish the Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship in 2018. The funding provides ten years’ worth of scholarships to new engineers at public agencies to attend ATSSA’s Annual Convention and Traffic Expo.

Work Zone Safety Grant funding results in training thousands

FHWA program helps ATSSA advance the roadway safety industry

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National work zone statistics for fatalities demonstrate a critical need for training roadway safety workers. From 2016 to 2017, fatalities in work zones increased from 782 to 799 – a 2 percent increase, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website.

Keeping roadways safe: DOTs highlight countermeasures designed to reduce traffic fatalities

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Every roadway countermeasure makes a difference. Roundabouts, highly reflective signs, pavement markings and all traffic control and infrastructure devices are critical to enhancing safety on U.S. roadways. Countermeasures can mitigate against human behavior-related crashes and ultimately save lives.  

Leading the way

Young professionals in roadway safety and infrastructure forge ahead

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ATSSA is cultivating the roadway safety infrastructure industry’s future leaders through a Young Industry Professionals (YIP) community.
Introduced at ATSSA’s 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, the initiative includes a task force of professionals under the age of 40, identifying ways to broaden their network and inspire innovative thinking.

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