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Incoming ATSSA president and CEO visits headquarters

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Incoming ATSSA President and CEO Stacy Tetschner visited our headquarters this morning for his first meeting with the Association’s staff. Outgoing President and CEO Roger Wentz, who retires at the end of this month, and Board Chair Greg Driskell introduced Tetschner to the group during a breakfast meeting after which Tetschner shared a bit about his vision for the Association.

House resolution honors ATSSA’s 50th anniversary

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Three members of the House of Representatives introduced a resolution this week recognizing the 50th anniversary of the American Traffic Safety Services Association. The bi-partisan resolution was initiated by Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican representing Virginia’s 1st District, and Road Safety Caucus Chairs Bruce Westerman,  a Republican representing Arkansas’ 4th District, and Chris Pappas, a Democrat representing New Hampshire’s 1st District.

ATSSA announces Tetschner as new president and CEO

Tetschner will succeed longtime president Roger Wentz

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Feb. 6, 2020) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) announces the appointment of Stacy Tetschner as president and CEO, effective March 16. Tetschner succeeds Roger Wentz who is retiring after more than 22 years as president and CEO. Tetschner most recently served as president and CEO of the United Motorcoach Association (UMA). 

Tetschner is a seasoned and credentialed association professional with 20 years of experience as a CEO. He began his tenure at UMA in June of 2017 following a nationwide search. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), as well as a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (FASAE).

ATSSA announces winners of five national awards

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 25, 2020) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association is pleased to announce winners of the Industry Achievement Award, the National Safety Award, Foundation Champion Award, Mark of Excellence Award and National Media Award. The awards were given as part of the 50th Annual Convention & Expo, which runs from Jan. 24-28 in New Orleans. The winners were announced during this evening's 50th Anniversary Gala.

A movement Toward Zero Deaths

ATSSA advocates for Highway Safety Improvement Program funds to reduce traffic fatalities

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ATSSA strives to keep roadway safety on the minds of stakeholders from legislators on Capitol Hill to officials with Departments of Transportation (DOTs) across the country. Therefore, the Association advocates for funds available through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), a core federal aid program created to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads including non-state-owned roads and roads of tribal or Indian lands.

Work Zone Safety Grant funding results in training thousands

FHWA program helps ATSSA advance the roadway safety industry

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National work zone statistics for fatalities demonstrate a critical need for training roadway safety workers. From 2016 to 2017, fatalities in work zones increased from 782 to 799 – a 2 percent increase, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website.

Automation collaboration: Roadway safety infrastructure and automotive industry connections will pave the way to self-driving vehicles

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In recent years, there has been an uptick in collaboration between entities within the roadway safety infrastructure and automotive industries as Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies progress and enter U.S. roadways. In a sweeping effort to ensure traffic control devices and roadway infrastructure effectively support the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) of CAVs, manufacturers and groups like the Automotive Safety Council, 3M, SAE International, and ATSSA are working together to uncover the gaps in information and needs to help these vehicles perform at an optimum level. 

Big benefits come with Integrated Corridor Management

How transportation departments tackle congestion, delays, and crashes by utilizing roadway capacity

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Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) initiatives are basic plans that connect roadway users, the road, and work zones and allow for effective communication. They are vital to advancing roadway safety and countering common challenges such as congestion, traffic delays, and crashes.

ATSSA hosts Ohio “How To” workshop in Columbus for roadway safety professionals

Educational workshop discusses latest in transportation industry topics

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As part of the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) ongoing work as the leader in roadway safety infrastructure, the association is holding an Ohio “How To” Training and Education Workshop in Columbus, Ohio on April 10, 2019.

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