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.



Summer issue of Roadway Safety explores supply chain challenges, innovations

NWZAW member photos and the Memorial’s 20th anniversary also featured

The Summer 2022 issue of Roadway Safety magazine is now online and focuses on work zone awareness efforts nationwide.

From the national event in Virginia to member photos from across the country to expert insights into planning a National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) event, the magazine addresses this key industry safety effort.

Plus, this issue celebrates the 20th anniversary of the National Work Zone Memorial, which now honors more than 1,600 people.

In addition, hear from members addressing supply chain challenges and learn from the insights they’ve gained over the past two years dealing with this unique situation.

And, as gas prices continue impacting personal and professional budgets, read about the pitfalls of gas tax suspensions from ATSSA’s Government Relations Team.

Check out three tools to help protect roadway workers on the job. All three devices were chosen for Innovation Awards.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Stephen Brich shares his department’s collaboration with the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) to take advantage of technological advances in vehicles to enhance the safety of roadway workers and throughout the transportation network.

Roadway Safety magazine is published quarterly, featuring industry issues and innovations to advance safety on the nation’s roadways.

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