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Make vital connections at ATSSA’s 2021 Convention & Traffic Expo

Event kicks off with panel on work zone tragedy prevention and resources for when the worst happens

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ATSSA kicks off its 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo with a Roadway Worker Protection Summit, going to the heart of the Association’s lifesaving mission.

The Summit features a panel discussion in which two ATSSA members share the painful experience of losing an employee in a work zone incident. They will discuss resources that helped the employee’s family and their team through the aftermath. They also will talk about tips and tools aimed at preventing work zone injuries and deaths such as training, certification and equipment.

This year’s virtual Convention will be different from typical online events. It provides ample opportunities for members to connect with industry experts and colleagues in fun and informative ways.

The ATSS Foundation thanks all who donated on Giving Tuesday

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The ATSS Foundation thanks everyone who supported it on Giving Tuesday.

The Foundation raised nearly 80 percent of its goal of $5,000 for the one-day event in which people worldwide support worthwhile causes.

The Foundation works daily to make zero deaths a reality through charitable programs and public awareness.

Deadline extended to enter ATSSA's New Product Rollout

Enter by Dec. 15 to compete for an Innovation Award and presentation at the Circle of Innovation

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ATSSA has extended the deadline for members to submit applications to take part in the New Products Rollout held as part of the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo.

The new deadline is Dec. 15. Products selected for participation will be judged by public officials and could be named one of the top three items and receive an Innovation Award.

All members receiving an Innovation Award earn the coveted honor of presenting their product during the Circle of Innovation, an event attended by top industry officials, including public agency officials.

 

Supporting The ATSS Foundation on ‘Giving Tuesday’ helps it finish strong

Every bit helps The Foundation carry out its charitable and educational work in a challenging year

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ATSSA members’ support of The ATSS Foundation has helped it through a challenging year. “Giving Tuesday” is tomorrow and offers another opportunity to help the nonprofit Foundation finish strong.

The Foundation’s goal in this one-day effort is $5,000 and every bit helps.

This global day of giving offers a great way to support the work The Foundation does all year.

USDOT releases ‘Pedestrian Safety Action Plan’

New program seeks to reduce pedestrian deaths and serious injuries

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The U.S. Department of Transportation this week released what it is calling a “first-of-its-kind” Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

The plan is explained in a 26-page document that lays out actions to be achieved by the end of this year, the end of next year and into the future.

It begins by offering information to help people in “understanding the challenge” and “addressing the challenge.”

The goal is reducing pedestrian deaths and serious injuries. November and December traditionally see high fatality rates.

FCC votes unanimously to redistribute a portion of the safety spectrum

ATSSA and other roadway safety advocates opposed changes to 5.9 GHz band

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously today to reallocate more than half of the 5.9GHz spectrum band—known as the “safety spectrum”—to unlicensed uses including WiFi.

The new rules adopted today make the lower 45 megahertz of the spectrum available for unlicensed uses. They require Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) licensees to stop using this portion of the spectrum within a year.

ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner called the action "a major blow to the roadway safety community and public safety in general."

ATSSA Town Hall covers anticipated impacts of 2020 election

Listen now to a recording of Tuesday's Town Hall

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ATSSA Vice President of Government Relations Nate Smith noted that congressional races didn’t go as expected in this month’s election, with Republicans picking up seats while the Democrats could lose up to a dozen when final results are tabulated.

Smith also predicted who will be the next Transportation Secretary if Vice President Joe Biden wins when results of the presidential race are final. Smith laid out six contenders for the cabinet position.

Smith shared his observations and insights during a nearly 1-hour Town Hall this afternoon about the election and its impact.

ATSSA holding Town Hall on the election’s impact on roadway safety

Register now for Tuesday’s live online event

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Join ATSSA Vice President of Government Relations Nate Smith on Tuesday for a Town Hall addressing the impact of the state and federal elections on roadway safety.

Smith will discuss how the Nov. 3 election results will influence roadway safety policies and priorities in 2021 and for years to come, including the question of how our nation continues to respond to COVID-19.

Register now for this online event held Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST.

New youth activity book promotes work zone safety

Children’s book available for download or purchase

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For anyone challenged to provide their children with meaningful activity amid pandemic concerns, The ATSS Foundation has a great option.

It’s offering a 32-page child’s guide for staying safe in roadway construction zones. The activity book is geared for ages 5-8 and includes 26 safety tips – one for each letter of the alphabet.

It offers a fun way to learn the ABCs of work zone safety with lessons like, “B is for Be prepared to STOP.”

ATSSA offers special registration rate for public agency officials

Take advantage of 2021 all-access rate for Convention & Traffic Expo

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ATSSA is offering a special registration rate for public agency officials to attend its 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, which will be held over two weeks in February.

The special rate of $49 gives public agency officials access to all aspects of this fully virtual event that runs from Feb. 8-12 and 16-18. Registration includes all education breakouts, general sessions, technical committee meetings, networking events, the Circle of Innovation, and Traffic Expo.

ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier roadway safety event in North America. It is where industry professionals gather to make vital connections.

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