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Omnibus bill reinstates Clearview Font Interim Approval

Newly reinstated font that was designed for easier readability was prohibited by FHWA in 2016

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For Fiscal Year 2018, the bill directs the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to issue an Interim Approval (IA) for the Clearview font, which was originally designed to increase readability at long distances and at night for motorists. 

ATSSA releases case study on the safety benefits of median barriers, guardrails

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The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) released a case study on the benefits of median barriers and guardrails at the 48th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in San Antonio, Texas, and is now making it available digitally for free to the public.

Roadway safety is critical focal point of future transportation legislation

ATSSA Chair urges House subcommittee to include policies in infrastructure package, address long-term solvency of Highway Trust Fund

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On Wednesday, Oct. 11, ATSSA Chair Debra Ricker submitted written testimony to the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, highlighting ATSSA's strong belief that roadway safety must remain a critical focal point of any new transportation legislation.

Taking a look at safety messages on America’s roadways

State transportation departments share what motorists can expect to see on interstate DMS

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In 2013, Traffic and Safety Engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), Willy Sorenson, was asked by the then-Iowa DOT Director, Paul Trombino, to research which states were posting fatality counts on their Dynamic Message Signs (DMS). 

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