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.

Put the brakes on human trafficking public transit safety initiative
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao this week announced $5.4 million in grant selections as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA)…
January 29, 2020
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently announced new U.S. DOT transportation initiatives aimed at harnessing new and existing…
January 20, 2020
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made is clear he wants all forms of distracted driving to be considered primary offenses throughout the state and has…
December 26, 2019
City of Tampa uses Crosswalks to Classrooms program to reduce traffic fatalities
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The city of Tampa, Florida has unveiled the first of what will be several intersection redesigns aimed at eliminating pedestrian fatalities. The…
November 15, 2019
National Roadway Safety Awards winners 2019
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The Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) recently honored seven highway projects with National Roadway Safety…
October 28, 2019
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.   Effective signage that is easily understood facilitates safe driving through a work zone. The Manual on…
July 09, 2019
Israel LaFleur Bridge led to an increase of traffic congestion along I-210, I-10, and the surrounding area.
Work on the Israel LaFleur Bridge led to an increase of traffic congestion along I-210, I-10, and the surrounding area. However, overall vehicle crashes during the work were lower than expected, partially attributed to smart work zone systems.
Interstate 210 (I-210) is a 12.4-mile-long bypass of I-10 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. One of the defining features of this route is the Israel…
June 05, 2019
Roads & Bridges visited the site of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse in Sweetwater, Fla., back in March to observe the progress of the NTSB…
April 13, 2018
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