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1 The American Traffic Safety Services Association ATSSA Update Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering Boise, Idaho June 2011

2 The American Traffic Safety Services Association Core Purpose What is the Core Purpose of ATSSA?

3 The American Traffic Safety Services Association Core Purpose “To Advance Roadway Safety”

4 The American Traffic Safety Services Association Work Zone Safety Training In the last four years – ATSSA has held 1,523 training courses ATSSA has held 1,523 training courses ATSSA has trained 47,711 students ATSSA has trained 47,711 students ATSSA has certified 7,589 workers ATSSA has certified 7,589 workers ATSSA Flagger instructors have trained 74,720 Flaggers ATSSA Flagger instructors have trained 74,720 Flaggers

5 The American Traffic Safety Services Association Work Zone Safety Grant Products High Visibility Safety Apparel in Highway Work Zones Work Zone Positive Protection Toolbox Guidance Sheet-Temporary Traffic Control Zone Pedestrian Access Considerations Considering Work Zone Impacts Field Guide for the Use and Placement of Shadow Vehicles in Work Zones Field Guide on Installation and Removal of Temporary Traffic Control for Safe Maintenance and Work Zone Operations Maintenance Work Zone Safety Pocket Guide Work Zone Safety: Temporary Traffic Control for Maintenance Operations Brochure Pedestrians Checklist and Considerations for Temporary Traffic Control Zones Increasing the Work Zone Worker’s Visibility Through High-Visibility Safety Apparel Poster High Visibility Apparel in Work Zones pocket guide Treating Potential Back-of-Queue Safety Hazards Guide Guidelines on the Use of Positive Protection In Temporary Traffic Control Zones Work Zone Safety Performance Measures Guidance Booklet

6 The American Traffic Safety Services Association New From ATSSA… Certified Pedestrian Safety Professional – Training Course – Certification Understanding Transportation Management Plans (TMPs) in Highway Work Zones

7 The American Traffic Safety Services Association New From ATSSA… Expanding Business Opportunities for ATSSA Members in – Bicyclist Safety – Motorcycle Safety Expanding Business Opportunities for ATSSA Members in – Pedestrian Safety (Feb. 2012) – Cost Effective Roadway Safety Solutions (Feb. 2012)

8 The American Traffic Safety Services Association New Safety Area: Skid Resistance Organizational Meeting – Feb Organizational Meeting – Feb Skid Resistance vs. Anti-Skid Skid Resistance vs. Anti-Skid Lane / Road Departure in All State SHSPs Lane / Road Departure in All State SHSPs Focus Areas – Focus Areas – – Advocacy – Education – Standards

9 The American Traffic Safety Services Association Toward Zero Deaths Toward Zero Deaths 10% of Highway Funds for Safety 10% of Highway Funds for Safety Flex Both Ways Flex Both Ways No Transfer Unless Goals Met No Transfer Unless Goals Met Separate Obligation Limit Separate Obligation Limit Government Relations Safety Goals

10 The American Traffic Safety Services Association Government Relations Coalitions RISC Roadway Infrastructure Safety Coalition AAA AAA American Highway Users Alliance American Highway Users Alliance American Public Works Association American Public Works Association American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Highway Engineers American Society of Highway Engineers American Traffic Safety Services Association American Traffic Safety Services Association National Association of Counties National Association of Counties National Association of County Engineers National Association of County Engineers National Association of Development Organizations National Association of Development OrganizationsCORUS The Coalition for Older Roadway User Safety AARP AARP American Highway Users Alliance American Highway Users Alliance American Traffic Safety Services Association American Traffic Safety Services Association Easter Seals Easter Seals National Association of Area Agencies on Aging National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Transportation for America Transportation for America

11 HR 1776, Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety Bill (Rep. Altmire, (D- PA)HR 1776, Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety Bill (Rep. Altmire, (D- PA) HR 2107, High Risk Rural Roads Safety Act (Rep. Michaud, D-ME)HR 2107, High Risk Rural Roads Safety Act (Rep. Michaud, D-ME) HR 1776 & HR 2107

12 The American Traffic Safety Services Association HR-1776 The Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety and Roadway Enhancement Act of 2011 Authorizes $500 million annually for 6 years for older driver and older pedestrian roadway safety infrastructure upgrades Authorizes $500 million annually for 6 years for older driver and older pedestrian roadway safety infrastructure upgrades Points states back to the FHWA’s Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians for a reference of suggestions of safety infrastructure upgrades Points states back to the FHWA’s Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians for a reference of suggestions of safety infrastructure upgrades Funds are expended through a formula Funds are expended through a formula  1/3 based on total VMT in the state as it bears to total VMT in all states  1/3 based on total per capita population of 65+ in each state as it bears to total per capita of 65+ in all states  1/3 based on total number of fatalities and serious injuries of drivers and pedestrians who are 65+ as it bears to that number in all states Federal share of the funds will be 90% Federal share of the funds will be 90% Directs FHWA to update Handbook Directs FHWA to update Handbook Appointment of a Special Assistant to the DOT Secretary focused on Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety Appointment of a Special Assistant to the DOT Secretary focused on Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety Directs the DOT Secretary to revise the MUTCD to include a minimum standard for retroreflectivity in pavement markings Directs the DOT Secretary to revise the MUTCD to include a minimum standard for retroreflectivity in pavement markings

13 Cosponsors to date: Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL) Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) Rep. John Larson (D-CT) Rep. Tim Holden (D-PA) Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) Rep. David Price (D-NC) HR-1776

14 Endorsers: ATSSA AARP American Highway Users Alliance Easter Seals National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Transportation for America Cortina Safety Products RoadSafe Traffic Traffic Systems, Inc L&D Safety Marking Corporation Worksafe Traffic Control Industries Plastic Safety Systems, Inc Road-Tech Safety Services, Inc Custom Products Corporation Dallas Lite & Barricade, Inc Fort Worth Lite & Barricade, Inc Protection Services, Inc Beth’s Barricades Trinity Highway Products, Inc Plasticade Dicke Safety Products Lu, Inc American Society of Highway Engineers – National Office SplitSecond Ennis Traffic Safety Solutions National Complete Streets Coalition HR-1776

15 High Risk Rural Roads Safety Act $400 million annually for six years Investments for high risk rural roads Broadens definition of what qualifies as a high risk rural road HR-2107

16 Cosponsors to date: Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA) HR-2107

17 Endorsers: ATSSA AAA American Highway Users Alliance American Society of Highway Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers American Public Works Association National Association of Counties National Association of County Engineers National Association of Development Organizations HR-2107

18 The American Traffic Safety Services Association Roadway Safety Infrastructure Conference NACE NACE ASHE ASHE ASCE ASCE AASHTO ? AASHTO ?

19 The American Traffic Safety Services Association ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo February 12 – 16, 2012 Tampa, Florida 50 Travel Scholarships Circle of Innovation 3 ?

20 Missing Road Paint Attorney Shoulder Drop-off Water Pooling Potholes Uneven Pavement Lack of Signs Lack of Guardrails Objects on Roadway Construction Negligence Municipal Negligence

21 Steinberg’s Other Areas… Shoulder Drop-off Water Pooling Potholes Uneven Pavement Lack of Signs Lack of Guardrails Objects on Roadway Construction Negligence Municipal Negligence

22 The American Traffic Safety Services Association The End With gratitude for your attention ! – Questions…? – Questions…? – Suggestions…? – Suggestions…? – Criticisms…? – Criticisms…?


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