National contest challenges transportation and engineering students to enhance roadway safety
Fredericksburg, Va. (August 1, 2017) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) has announced the second annual “Traffic Control Device Challenge,” which offers its winners cash prizes and national media recognition for their progressive ideas.
In partnership with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), ATSSA is asking engineering students to focus on how America’s roadway system can be made safer – through innovation – to accommodate road users of all types.
During the first year of the contest, students from Pennsylvania State University, New Mexico State University and the University of Arizona also had the opportunity to display their ideas to the roadway safety industry during ATSSA’s Annual Convention and Traffic Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
“For the second annual competition, we are seeking three new finalists to carry the torch to the next level of innovation and technology,” said Dr. Paul Carlson, senior research engineer at Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Eligible participants can be high school, community college, college, graduate students, or teams of students who have an interest in transportation infrastructure safety.