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 state and federal 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.


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federal level policies that make
our roads safer.

Federal Advocacy

FEDERAL

Passionately advocating for
roadway safety infrastructure on
Capitol Hill.

State Advocacy

STATE

Connecting ATSSA chapters with
state-level grass roots efforts
across the country.

Political Action Committee

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

The PAC provides support to policy makers on Capitol Hill that support roadway safety.

ATSSA FlyIn

ATSSA FLY-IN

Bringing together ATSSA members from across the country in a united voice for roadway safety.

Toward Zero Deaths

TOWARD ZERO DEATHS

TZD is a national strategy on highway safety that advocates for eliminating injury & death on roadways.

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Voters in Maine and Texas approve infrastructure initiatives

Seven states held statewide elections on Tuesday with two states--Maine and Texas--passing ballot initiatives that will provide bonding for infrastructure projects.

Maine:  Question 2

Voters approved a $100 million proposal for general obligation bonds for transportation infrastructure projects in Maine, with $85 million for highways and bridges, and $15 million for rail, aviation, ports and active transportation. 

According to Maine Department of Transportation Secretary Bruce Van Note, “Combined, this funding represents about 40% of what MaineDOT spends on transportation funding every year. These dollars are critical to our mission. Without these funds, we simply could not do our job for the people who live, work and travel in Maine." 

With the approval of the bond measure, the state will be able to leverage an estimated $253 million in federal and other non-state funding through matching grants and programs.

Texas: Proposition 2

In Texas, voters approved a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. The proposition authorizes counties to issue bonds or notes to raise funds for transportation and infrastructure in underdeveloped areas.

Cities and towns already have the authority to fund projects with this financing method. The amendment limits the ability of counties to significantly increase taxes to pay for the bonds and also limits the ability of counties to use the funds to install toll roads.

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