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ATSSA Update Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering Boise, Idaho June 2011. Core Purpose. What is the Core Purpose of ATSSA?. Core Purpose. “To Advance Roadway Safety”. Work Zone Safety Training. In the last four years – ATSSA has held 1,523 training courses

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ATSSA Update

Subcommittee on

Traffic Engineering

Boise, Idaho

June 2011

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Core Purpose

What is the

Core Purpose

of ATSSA?

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Core Purpose

“To Advance

Roadway Safety”

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Work Zone Safety Training

  • In the last four years –
  • ATSSA has held 1,523 training courses
  • ATSSA has trained 47,711 students
  • ATSSA has certified 7,589 workers
  • ATSSA Flagger instructors have trained 74,720 Flaggers
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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

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New From ATSSA…

Certified Pedestrian Safety Professional

– Training Course

– Certification

Understanding Transportation Management Plans (TMPs) in Highway Work Zones

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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)

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New Safety Area: Skid Resistance

  • Organizational Meeting – Feb. 2011
  • Skid Resistance vs. Anti-Skid
  • Lane / Road Departure in All State SHSPs
  • Focus Areas –
    • – Advocacy
    • – Education
    • – Standards
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Government Relations Safety Goals

  • Toward Zero Deaths
  • 10% of Highway Funds for Safety
  • Flex Both Ways
  • No Transfer Unless Goals Met
  • Separate Obligation Limit
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Government Relations Coalitions

RISC

Roadway Infrastructure Safety Coalition

AAA

American Highway Users Alliance

American Public Works Association

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Highway Engineers

American Traffic Safety Services Association

National Association of Counties

National Association of County Engineers

National Association of Development Organizations

CORUS

The Coalition for Older Roadway User Safety

AARP

American Highway Users Alliance

American Traffic Safety Services Association

Easter Seals

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Transportation for America

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HR 1776 & HR 2107

  • HR 1776, Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety Bill (Rep. Altmire, (D-PA)
  • HR 2107, High Risk Rural Roads Safety Act (Rep. Michaud, D-ME)
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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
  • 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
    • 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%
  • Directs FHWA to update Handbook
  • 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
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HR-1776

  • 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)
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HR-1776

  • Endorsers:
  • ATSSAAARPAmerican Highway Users AllianceEaster SealsNational Association of Area Agencies on AgingTransportation for AmericaCortina Safety ProductsRoadSafe Traffic Traffic Systems, IncL&D Safety Marking CorporationWorksafe Traffic Control IndustriesPlastic Safety Systems, IncRoad-Tech Safety Services, IncCustom Products CorporationDallas Lite & Barricade, IncFort Worth Lite & Barricade, IncProtection Services, IncBeth’s BarricadesTrinity Highway Products, IncPlasticadeDicke Safety ProductsLu, IncAmerican Society of Highway Engineers – National OfficeSplitSecondEnnis Traffic Safety SolutionsNational Complete Streets Coalition
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HR-2107

  • 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
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HR-2107

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

  • Endorsers:
  • ATSSAAAAAmerican Highway Users AllianceAmerican Society of Highway EngineersAmerican Society of Civil EngineersAmerican Public Works AssociationNational Association of CountiesNational Association of County EngineersNational Association of Development Organizations
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ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo

February 12 – 16, 2012

Tampa, Florida

50 Travel Scholarships

Circle of Innovation 3 ?

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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

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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

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The End

With gratitude for your attention !

– Questions…?

– Suggestions…?

– Criticisms…?