ATSSA, TRB announce 2022 Traffic Control Device Student Challenge

Goal of the challenge is to promote innovation and stimulate ideas in the traffic control devices industry

April 01, 2021 / 1 minute read
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The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices invite students to compete in the 2022 Traffic Control Device (TCD) Student Challenge.

The TCD Student Challenge promotes innovation and stimulates ideas in the traffic control devices industry with a goal to improve operations and safety and encourage future generations of roadway safety professionals. As part of the challenge, individuals or student teams submit solutions in the subject area of transportation and roadway safety based on the chosen topic for the year.

This year’s topic is “Innovative Traffic Control Device Strategies for Speed Management on Limited Access Freeways.”

The TCD Student Challenge is open to high school, junior college, college, or university students or teams of students with an interest in transportation and an understanding of traffic control devices. Students in relevant fields such as transportation, human factors, and technology-related curricula are particularly encouraged to participate.

“The TCD Student Challenge is a great way for our industry to engage students in learning more about transportation and gives them an incentive to do so,” ATSSA Director of Innovation and Technical Services Eric Perry in a statement. “Students use their creativity to come up with innovative solutions for current roadway safety challenges that practitioners are currently trying to address to save lives. This year’s challenge focuses on speed management because more than one-fourth of all traffic fatalities involve at least one speeding driver.”

Participants receive the opportunity to present their designs in a public forum during the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting. Three winning teams receive a cash prize and the opportunity to present their submissions at ATSSA’s 52nd Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in Tampa, Florida.

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SOURCE: American Traffic Safety Services Association

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