Signs

Signs

Road Sign

Signs are important fixtures that help advance roadway safety every day throughout the United States. Today, a variety of symbols, shapes and colors are used to convey messages to users on and around the roadways. Signs types include traffic, roadway, warning, railroad, guide, recreational, temporary, regulatory, pedestrian and bicycle.


There are many benefits to using symbols, which include immediate communication with all roadway users and their ability to break language barriers. Colors can communicate approaching scenarios such as using orange to indicate an upcoming work zone or red for an upcoming stop or yielding point. A number of shapes are also used to indicate oncoming situations or to provide roadway users with information such as octagons for stop and long horizontal, rectangular signs displaying guidance information.


Today, traffic signs are being looped into the world of autonomous driving technology. Research efforts are being made to equip traffic signs with technology, like embedded machine-readable codes, to allow them to communicate with Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs) and other mapping devices.


ATSSA has dedicated group of members on its Sign Committee (member login required), who work to:

  • Enhance members’ businesses by increasing their understanding of traffic control devices on private property,
  • Influence the present and future direction of Minimum Retroreflectivity Standards,
  • Inform and educate roadway safety industry members on sign industry-related matters,
  • Provide knowledge and education about signing retroreflectivity,
  • Work to have dedicated funds identified and available for sign management systems and the implementation of upgraded programs to conform with MRS,
  • Monitor and influence the development of a new MUTCD chapter on changeable message signs, and
  • Improve upon and solicit greater committee member participation in Sign Committee meetings and on task forces, including recruitment of new committee members.

Resources

ATSSA announces 2021 New Products Rollout participants

Exhibitors to showcase most innovative products in roadway safety infrastructure industry

Contact: Maria Robertson

ATSSA Director of Marketing & Communications

540-376-3891

communications@atssa.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 7, 2021) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association selected nine companies to participate in its 2021 New Products Rollout event, which is held in conjunction with the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo being held online over two weeks in February.

Typically, more than 3,700 people attend the largest roadway safety tradeshow in North America to see some of the latest innovations in the roadway safety infrastructure industry. The products submitted as part of NPRO are comprised of a wide range of devices designed to save lives on our nation’s roadways.

This year’s Convention is being held Feb. 8-12 and 16-18.

“The 2021 lineup will be presented on Feb. 16 during ATSSA’s New Products Rollout Live Show, which takes place on the Convention & Traffic Expo online platform,” said ATSSA Director of Innovation & Technical Services Eric Perry. “This event features products released in 2020 that give a snapshot of some of the latest advancements for the roadway safety infrastructure industry.”

This year, NPRO participants will provide 5-minute presentations on their products from 2-3 p.m. EST on Feb. 16 in front of attendees and a panel of ATSSA Innovation Award judges who serve in public transportation positions. The judges will select the top two products, which are then announced as winners of the ATSSA Innovation Awards during ATSSA’s Circle of Innovation, held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 18. Award winners also get the opportunity to present their winning products during the Circle of Innovation, which is attended by key members of the industry.

The participants and products for the 2021 New Products Rollout are:

Company: ConeIQ, Sterling, Va.

Product: ConeIQ uses technology to simplify building of work zones and improve traffic control safety with a digital record.

Company: Elecsys, Olathe, Kan.

Product: RoadConnect/ImpactAlert is a cloud-based software platform for DOTs to manage roadside safety device inventory.

Company: Horizon Signal, Reading, Pa.

Product: Work Zone Speed Control System identifies speeding vehicles approaching the work zones and presents them with a red signal before entering the work zone.

Company: PPP Transportation Safety Innovations, Jacksonville, Fla.

Product: X-Marker is a temporary traffic control device to identify closed lanes.

Company: Royal Innovative Solutions, Coopersburg, Pa.

Product: Level 3 Technology Package is for truck-mounted attenuators to aid work zone safety.

Company: Sales Solutions Inc., Martinsburg, W.Va.

Product: +Lightline is synced with traffic lights at crosswalks to provide additional awareness for pedestrians.

Company: Shur-Tite Products, Hutto, Texas

Product: U-Flex is a flexible surface mount post that can be quickly installed to reduce time in traffic.

Company: Skip-Line LLC, La Grande, Ore.

Product: Spec-Rite Online is a software management tool for pavement marking equipment that aids in decision making

Company: 3M, Saint Paul, Minn.

Product: HP Latex 1500 Printer is a digital printer for traffic sign production.

For details on ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, visit Expo.ATSSA.com.

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ATSSA’s core purpose is to advance roadway safety. ATSSA represents the roadway safety industry with effective legislative advocacy and a far-reaching member partnership. The association also leads the nation in work zone safety training and education for roadway workers across the country. ATSSA members accomplish the advancement of roadway safety through the design, manufacture, and installation of road safety and traffic control devices. Visit ATSSA.com to learn more.

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