Safety

Safety is a top priority with everyone involved in the road- and bridge-building market. The Safety Channel is a reflection of the commitment to reduce injuries and fatalities at the jobsite. Enhancing this section is Roads & Bridges' continued partnership with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry for 35 years. Over 1,800 members provide the majority of safety features, services and materials used on the nation's roadways.

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The number of people dying while trying to cross high-speed freeways has skyrocketed 60% in the last 10 years, according to a 2020 report from the…
June 23, 2021
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Since installation, TxDOT has seen a significant drop in pedestrian crossing incidents, resulting in safer roadways throughout the community.
June 21, 2021
Consider pedestrians when developing a work site plan.
Consider pedestrians when developing a work site plan.
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The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) recently developed three work zone safety publications under the Work Zone Safety Grant…
June 15, 2021
Lawsuit filed against City of Baltimore over accessibility of curb ramps, sidewalks
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A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging widespread and ongoing violations of federal accessibility requirements by the City of Baltimore for…
June 14, 2021
New guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grant transportation construction contractors and other businesses the…
June 10, 2021
Today, members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) reintroduced the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment…
June 04, 2021
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny this week announced the findings of an 11-month investigative…
June 04, 2021
Idaho Transportation Board approves road construction project funding for 2022
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The Idaho Transportation Board recently approved $350 million for dozens of new road construction projects throughout the state that are expected to…
May 21, 2021
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