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.

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Midyear Digital: A virtual meeting to inspire real-world solutions

Register now to join ATSSA members in advancing the future of roadway safety infrastructure

Registration is now open for ATSSA’s Midyear Digital meeting to be held online from Aug. 24-27. This year’s meeting will be held in a fully digitized format with a variety of components reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions. Inspiring real-world solutions, Midyear Digital will kick off with a 45-minute virtual town hall style session that will include key transportation professionals discussing prominent industry issues and innovations. The event will then continue with virtual committee and council meetings.

Help shape the Association’s policies and initiatives in the coming year by participating in Midyear Digital. Take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate with more than 300 like-minded ATSSA members from across the country as we demonstrate our commitment to innovation and advancement of roadway safety infrastructure.

Midyear Digital offers online networking events to include a virtual PAC reception on Aug. 25 from 5-6 p.m.

“ATSSA’s Midyear Digital is a critical event for our members to attend. At this meeting, members hold important discussions about the trends, issues and advancements within the roadway safety and infrastructure industry,” said ATSSA Vice President of Member Services Donna Clark. “While we are disappointed that we cannot be together in Minneapolis, it is still critical for our members to connect during this online event. We look forward to connecting in this new format and encourage those who have not yet attended a Midyear meeting to join us in August.”

With Midyear going digital this year, The ATSS Foundation won’t be able to hold the fundraising social events originally planned but your support is still needed. Consider donating the amount you would have spent on Uber or cab fares during a regular Midyear Meeting. Your tax-deductible gift supports the families of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone crashes.

To learn more about Midyear Digital, visit atssa.com/Events/Midyear-Meeting. Register today!

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