Rep. Lipinski Receives Roadway Safety Champion Award (April 29, 2015)
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) has awarded Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) its prestigious Roadway Safety Champion Award. Lipinski, who has been a strong voice for transportation safety in Congress, has worked to ensure that the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) remains a key component of the next surface transportation authorization. He understands the impact that the roadway safety industry has on significantly reducing 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.”
“It is an honor to receive this award from ATSSA,” stated Rep. Lipinski as he received the award. “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 to make our roads safer for everyone.”
ATSSA members work to reduce 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, guardrails, signage, traffic control devices, and reflective apparel.