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FHWA issues MUTCD ruling on ‘Uses of and Nonstandard Syntax on Changeable Message Signs’

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The Federal Highway administration issued a Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or Streets and Highways (MUTCD) official ruling this week pertaining to syntax on changeable message sign messaging.

Official Ruling No. 2(09)-174 provides an official interpretation for the question of “whether the MUTCD provides for displays on changeable message signs (CMS) that use unconventional wording typically not found on standard signing and how public input into the development of CMS messages may be used.”

The ruling notes that the devices should not contain advertising or messages unrelated to traffic control and then reviews the five principles for an effective traffic control device: fulfill a need; command attention; convey a clear, simple meaning; command respect from road users; and give adequate time for proper response.

Bring your recruitment challenges to ATSSA's Open Forum on Workforce Development

Be part of the conversation at the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in February

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Attend the Open Forum on Workforce Development at ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo to be part of the dialogue among key stakeholders on the challenges facing roadway safety infrastructure industry in hiring and retaining a viable workforce.

Hear from experts during a two-hour session on Feb. 10 and engage in the discussion to help identify partners and resources. 

Sarah Sladek, founder and CEO of XYZ University, will serve as facilitator and will be joined by  Karen Bobo, director of the Center for Transportation Workforce Development at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

It’s not too late: Enter ATSSA’s Got Talent-Battle of the Bands edition

Entry deadline is Jan. 10

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Always secretly dreamed of stardom? Enjoy showing off your musical talents? Have a group of bandmates?

Get your act together and compete in ATSSA’s Got Talent: Battle of the Bands edition during the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in February.

Achieve fame among your ATSSA colleagues and you could be playing for the crowd in Tampa at the 52nd Annual Convention & Traffic Expo.

The entry deadline is Jan. 10.

Increase your competitive advantage at ATSSA’s 2021 Convention & Traffic Expo

Sales veteran Jim Pancero shares how to increase sales in today’s virtual environment on Feb. 17

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Jim Pancero, a Dallas-based sales and sales leadership speaker, trainer and consultant, has spent the past four decades helping distributors and equipment manufacturers increase their competitive advantage and strengthen their sales leadership skills.

Pancero will share his expertise at 3 p.m. on Feb. 17 during one of nearly 50 education sessions offered during ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo. The Convention is being held online over two weeks in February – Feb. 8-12 and 16-18.

Check out the breadth of offerings available at North America’s largest annual gathering of roadway safety infrastructure professionals.

Congressional leaders find deal on COVID-19 relief and federal spending bills

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Leaders of the House and Senate agreed this afternoon to terms on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and a $1.4 trillion federal spending package, ending lengthy negotiations that had lasted for months. Included in the COVID relief legislation was $45 billion for transit, with $10 billion allocated to state departments of transportation for highways.

ATSSA has supported the inclusion of funds for state DOTs throughout the year and made it the main legislative priority in any discussions centered around COVID-19 relief. In addition to making it a main talking point at the ATSSA Virtual Fly-In & Legislative Briefing in September, ATSSA also signed on to multiple letters alongside fellow stakeholders to push for Congress to include these funds.

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