Apply now for public agency scholarships and join industry peers at the 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo

County, city, state and federal transportation agency officials encouraged to apply

Transportation agency employees are encouraged to join their industry peers and cohorts at ATSSA’s 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo in Orlando, Florida and can receive travel and housing assistance through the Public Agency and Marty Weed Engineering Scholarships. These scholarships provide department of transportation (DOT) officials with the opportunity to network with thousands of industry peers and engage with the latest in roadway safety infrastructure advancements and technology at the largest gathering of roadway safety industry officials in North America.

ATSSA’s 2024 Expo brought a record-breaking crowd of over 4,000 roadway safety professionals and more are expected for the 55th annual event in Orlando, Feb. 28 – March 4.

Applications are now open for the upcoming Convention & Traffic Expo, which will include the New Products Rollout (NPRO), featuring some of the most advanced and groundbreaking tech in the roadway safety infrastructure industry, the Innovation Award for the top product and tech as judged by DOT officials, and the exciting Circle of Innovation meeting, where transportation officials from throughout the United States and across the globe discuss the latest in roadway safety topics.

On the topic of DOT member attendance, ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner commented, “ATSSA appreciates the partnerships we have with public agencies and recognizes the value of helping their employees get first-hand exposure to the technologies being developed for roadway safety infrastructure. We have seen the tremendous benefit for newcomers who attend the Convention & Traffic Expo and are exposed to new ideas and can have one-on-one interactions with people from every aspect of the industry. That’s why we encourage DOT personnel – new and veteran – to apply for these scholarships.”

This event provides an opportunity for DOT officials and industry members to experience every angle of the roadway safety space, from pavement marking and traffic control to advanced autonomous vehicles and safety technology and everything in between.

ATSSA is offering over 100 scholarships to public agency members to attend the 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo.

Public agency officials at city, county, state and federal agencies are encouraged to apply for a scholarship, which provides:

  • Complimentary registration to the 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses up to $900, with receipts to cover airfare, mileage, meals and transportation to/from the airport, and four nights lodging at a designated ATSSA hotel (Feb. 28 – March 4).

Scholarship winners are responsible for booking their sleeping room at a hotel included in the ATSSA Convention and Traffic Expo hotel block. Rooms will be eligible for reimbursement after the conclusion of the convention. Rooms booked outside the hotel block are ineligible for reimbursement.

Two types of scholarships are available: the Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship and the Public Agency Scholarship.

The Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship is named for longtime ATSSA member who devoted 33 years to the Washington State Department of Transportation and consistently focused on the improvement of the nation’s roadway safety infrastructure. The scholarship is available to provide financial assistance for two new engineers employed by a public agency who specialize in work zone safety and temporary traffic control.

Individuals meeting all the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship:

  • Employed by a public agency (city, county, state or federal) as an engineer or P.E. at the time the application is submitted and
  • Have a maximum of seven years of work experience and
  • Specialize or have a strong interest in work zone safety and temporary traffic control

Anyone employed by a county, city, state or federal agency is encouraged to apply for a Public Agency Scholarship. Preference is given based on the following criteria, in no order:

  • Active Associate: Public Agency ATSSA members (either Firm or Individual)
  • First-time applicants
  • “Key decision makers” for their respective agency
  • Active with local ATSSA Chapter
  • Speakers at ATSSA’s 2025 Convention education sessions
  • Public agency officials employed in traffic safety/safety/work zones

Scholarship applications are due Aug. 30. Applicants will be notified starting Sept. 18. Anyone who qualifies for but is not awarded a Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship will automatically be considered for a Public Agency Scholarship.

Learn more about the 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo and its updated schedule here.

Published Date

June 10, 2024

Post Type

  • News

Topic

  • Convention & Expo
  • Scholarships

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