FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) announced today that it has awarded U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) its prestigious Roadway Safety Champion Award. Lipinski, who has been a strong voice for roadway safety in Congress, has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) will remain a key component of the next surface transportation authorization. Lipinski clearly understands the impact that the roadway safety industry has on significantly reducing roadway fatalities.
By advocating for a strong, fully-funded HSIP, Lipinski has not only shown leadership, but also has directly saved American lives and reduced serious injuries.
ATSSA President & CEO Roger A. Wentz noted, "It's an honor to call Rep. Lipinski a roadway safety advocate, a transportation leader and a friend. His work in Congress has directly contributed to the reduction of roadway fatalities and injuries in Illinois and across the country. For these accomplishments, the roadway safety industry cannot thank him enough. ATSSA looks forward to working with both the Congressman and the entire U.S. Congress to enact a safety-focused, long-term highway bill in the weeks ahead."
Rep. Lipinski, upon being notified of the award, stated, "It is an honor to receive this award from ATSSA. As a leader locally and nationally on transportation issues, I understand the need to continually work to make our transportation network safer. Over the years, I have brought people together to solve problems, an unfortunate rarity in Washington today. When the safety of the American people is at stake, we need problem solvers, not endless debate and gridlock. That's why I'm grateful to ATSSA for its unwavering dedication to finding real solutions that are making our roads safer for everyone."
ATSSA members are committed to reducing the number of roadway fatalities and injuries through the development of innovative products and services. ATSSA is the nation's leader in roadway safety issues, with heavy emphasis on work zone safety, pavement markings, guardrail, signage, traffic control devices and reflective apparel. Since 1969, ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry. ATSSA members provide the majority of traffic safety features, services and materials used on America's roadways. On the web: ATSSA.com
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SOURCE American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)