Roadway Safety Coalition Applauds Inclusion of Rural Road Safety Amendment in Senate Transportation Bill
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National Safety Coalition Applauds Older Driver Safety Amendment
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TRIP and AASHTO Release New Older Drivers Report
A new report released by TRIP (a national transportation research group) and AASHTO, titled, Keeping Baby Boomers Mobile: Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older Americans,” explores mobility and safety issues for older Americans and presents a set of recommendations for implementing a transportation system that can better serve the safety and mobility needs of older Americans and the population at large. To view the 25-page report, click here.
ATSSA Signs Letter Opposing Anti-Retro Amendment
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ATSSA Applauds House Transportation Committee Passage of Highway Authorization
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District Legislative Adovacy Day
On January 11, 2012, ATSSA will be coordinating a nationwide District Legislative Advocacy Day. This is a day that ATSSA members will visit their Representative or Senators back home in their states and districts to help push for a transportation bill. It is critical that ATSSA members participate in this action. With SAFETEA-LU expiring on March 31, 2012, January is a perfect time to speak directly with your legislators to strongly urge them to act in reauthorizing the highway and infrastructure safety programs. More and more, Congress is relying on hearing from constituents, so it is vital that members take action and make their voices heard.
Setting up a meeting with your elected official is straightforward. Click here to be brought to the House of Representatives website. Click here to access the Senate website for meetings with your Senators. Once there, type in your ZIP code in the upper right hand corner. Once you find your member of Congress, click on his/her website link and call their office to speak to the scheduler. The scheduler might ask you to submit your request in writing via email. This is a normal procedure. Click here for a sample meeting request that you can utilize. When making the meeting for the district office, ask to meet with the actual member of Congress; however, if they are not available, a staff person is perfectly fine.
If you are scheduling a meeting with your senator, you might consider coordinating with your colleagues and fellow chapter members and go as a group.
Click here for a printable one page leave behind for your meeting.
ATSSA is asking you to talk about just a few different points. Click here to view a document with talking points that you can print.
After you have your meeting, please fill out a meeting feedback form and send it to ATSSA's Government Relations department. We are then able to collect more information on which elected officials are positive on our issues. In addition, we can follow up with the legislators' Capitol Hill staff if needed. Click here to print a feedback form.
Please call the ATSSA Washington, D.C. office if you have any questions at all at 202-454-5246 or email at email@example.com. It is vitally important that every ATSSA member takes action on January 11.