Advocacy

Legislative Advocacy for the Roadway Safety Industry

ATSSA’s Government Relations team is here to help the roadway safety industry educate decision-makers on the federal and state level, to advocate for roadway safety infrastructure policies and funding. Learn more about ATSSA’s grassroots advocacy to advance policies that move us Toward Zero Deaths on our nation’s roadways, and how you can get involved.


Advocacy

ATSSA ADVOCATES

One voice. One cause. Toward Zero Deaths.

For 50 years, ATSSA members have been leading the roadway safety industry. Alongside ATSSA’s Government Relations team, members passionately advocate on the federal level for long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, maintaining funding for the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and working on several state-level legislative policies that promote a future without injuries or fatalities on the nation’s roadways.



Grassroots Advocacy

GET INVOLVED

Join us as we work Toward Zero Deaths on our nation’s roadways by promoting federal and state level policies that invest in roadway safety infrastructure and make our roads safer. Through grassroots advocacy on the federal and state level, tools to connect with your legislators on the importance of roadway safety infrastructure, and advocacy opportunities on Capitol Hill during ATSSA's Legislative Briefing & Fly-In, ATSSA's Government Relations team works to make your voice heard.



Capitol Hill

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

ATSSA’s Government Relations team regularly facilitates meetings with members of Congress to discuss roadway safety and the value of investing in the future of safer roads through roadway safety infrastructure. The team is on Capitol Hill each day, speaking with individual members of Congress, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and related caucuses and committees to ensure that ATSSA members' voices are heard on policies that will save lives and advance roadway safety.



State Government

STATE GOVERNMENT

ATSSA has developed a state government relations programs that looks to involve local ATSSA chapters in state-level grassroots efforts across the country. The Government Relations team works with active chapters to host state advocacy days, where ATSSA members can meet with elected officials and advocate for policies that involve local ATSSA chapters in state-level grassroots efforts.



ATSSA PAC

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)

The ATSSA Political Action Committee (PAC) is a voluntary contribution program, run to build industry relationships with key congressional leaders and build support for increased roadway safety infrastructure funding and policies that save lives. The PAC provides support to policy makers on Capitol Hill that advocate for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Highway Trust Fund (HTF).



Toward Zero Deaths

TOWARD ZERO DEATHS

A National Strategy on Highway Safety

As the leader in roadway safety, ATSSA is a champion of Toward Zero Deaths (TZD), a national strategy on highway safety to advocate for eliminating serious injuries and deaths on our nation’s roadways. The strategy calls for all stakeholders to champion the idea that one death on our nation’s roadways is too many, and we must all work together to bring the annual number of roadway deaths down to zero.



Current Legislation & Government Relations News

ATSSA commends release of highway bill principles; awaits details on plan

On January 29, 2020, House Democrats unveiled a $760 billion proposal to fund infrastructure investments over the next five years. ATSSA commends moving the process of highway bill reauthorization forward and looks forward to working with the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on crafting the details of the plan on a bi-partisan basis.


ATSSA urges Congress to include infrastructure policies in CAV legislation

In early November 2019, ATSSA President & CEO Roger Wentz submitted a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, urging legislators to include infrastructure policies as they draft bills related to Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs).


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