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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Registration now open for Midyear Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

Bringing together members and experts to advance roadway safety infrastructure

Registration is now open for the 2021 Midyear Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 17-20.

This in-person event takes place at the Loews Kansas City Hotel, located within walking distance of key downtown attractions.

Meet with ATSSA members and industry experts and help shape the Association’s policies and initiatives for the coming year by participating in Midyear committee and council meetings. This event provides opportunities to network and share with more than 300 like-minded ATSSA members from around the country committed to innovation and advancement of roadway safety infrastructure.

“We’re excited to be gathering in person for this year’s Midyear Meeting,” said ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner. “There’s nothing like meeting face-to-face to achieve the important work our members do in advancing roadway safety. I look forward to seeing our members collaborating on ideas for moving our industry forward toward zero deaths.”

The Midyear Meeting was originally scheduled for Grand Rapids, Mich. However, COVID-19 restrictions have not been lifted in that state sufficiently to enable ATSSA to hold a meeting of this size.

With ATSSA members eager to meet in person, ATSSA moved the event to Loews Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., which can accommodate the needs for the Midyear Meeting.

Register now and get ready to meet in Kansas City, the city known across the globe for its barbecue.

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