Pavement Marking

Pavement Marking

Pavement Marking

In a report developed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), it was recommended that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) establish plans to “better manage” initiatives and efforts related to Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs). GAO officials state within the report, which was released in November 2017, that their reasoning behind the research efforts are based on the potential promise of CAVs to provide transformative safety and mobility benefits, but these benefits also will come with a set of safety and infrastructure challenges for policymakers.


While it also was noted that other components such as urban versus rural settings and local ownership of roadways will play a hand in infrastructure adaptations, many experts in automation and infrastructure back up the report’s claims, and assert that consistent and proper maintenance of the current roadway system is of the upmost importance for conventional and AV motorists — especially when it comes to pavement markings.


ATSSA has a dedicated group of members on its Pavement Marking Committee (member login required), who are working to assert the proper maintenance of pavement marking and advance technologies being developed to help increase safety benefits and accommodation of CAVs. The committee has developed a list of policies and continues to work toward advancing the collaboration between the roadway safety industry and automakers as America progresses toward an automated future.

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MUTCD discussions scheduled for ATSSA’s Convention & Traffic Expo

Take part in chats on nine topics Feb. 16-18

Join the discussion on various aspects of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) during week two of ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo.

The discussions are hosted by ATSSA and take place within the Conversation Lounge of the Convention’s online platform. Check out the topics you want to be part of and join the conversation. Participation is free for everyone registered for the Convention.

Discussion Schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 16

12-1 p.m. – MUTCD Chat Parts 1 & 2, General discussion and Signs

4-5 p.m. – MUTCD Chat Part 3, Markings

Wednesday, Feb. 17

2-3 p.m. – MUTCD Chat Part 4, Highway traffic signals

4-5 p.m. – MUTCD Chat Part 5, Automated vehicles

Thursday, Feb. 18

2-3 p.m. – MUTCD Chat Part 6, Temporary traffic control

4-5 p.m. – MUTCD Chat Parts 7-9, School areas, railroad crossings and bicycle facilities

ATSSA’s 2021 Convention & Traffic Expo provides the roadway safety infrastructure industry the opportunity to make vital connections. Register now to be part of the conversation.

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