Pavement Marking

Pavement Marking

Pavement Marking

In a report developed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), it was recommended that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) establish plans to “better manage” initiatives and efforts related to Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs). GAO officials state within the report, which was released in November 2017, that their reasoning behind the research efforts are based on the potential promise of CAVs to provide transformative safety and mobility benefits, but these benefits also will come with a set of safety and infrastructure challenges for policymakers.

While it also was noted that other components such as urban versus rural settings and local ownership of roadways will play a hand in infrastructure adaptations, many experts in automation and infrastructure back up the report’s claims, and assert that consistent and proper maintenance of the current roadway system is of the upmost importance for conventional and AV motorists — especially when it comes to pavement markings.

ATSSA has a dedicated group of members on its Pavement Marking Committee (member login required), who are working to assert the proper maintenance of pavement marking and advance technologies being developed to help increase safety benefits and accommodation of CAVs. The committee has developed a list of policies and continues to work toward advancing the collaboration between the roadway safety industry and automakers as America progresses toward an automated future.


ATSSA hosts Ohio “How To” workshop in Columbus for roadway safety professionals

Educational workshop discusses latest in transportation industry topics

As part of the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) ongoing work as the leader in roadway safety infrastructure, the association is holding an Ohio “How To” Training and Education Workshop in Columbus, Ohio on April 10, 2019.

The training and education workshop will be held at the Marriott Columbus in the university area.

During the workshop, roadway safety professionals will have discussions on the latest topics in the transportation industry, including highway infrastructure funding, MASH implementation, Connected Automated Vehicles, and smart work zones. Participants will also learn about Ohio Department of Transportation’s new safety training.

The conference is a must for government employees, contractor employees, consulting engineers, and manufacturers and suppliers involved in the selection, inspection, and maintenance of all types of pavement marking products, signs, and temporary traffic control devices.

“We’re excited to have roadway safety professionals from Ohio and the surrounding area attending our Ohio ‘How To’ workshop. ATSSA is committed to leading the roadway safety infrastructure industry, and events where we can share information with these professionals makes a difference in our mission to advance roadway safety,” said ATSSA’s Director of Meetings & Conventions Necoya Tyson.

Registration for the event is still open. For more information on the Ohio “How To” Training and Education Workshop, visit

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