ATSSA and TRB Announce 2nd Annual Traffic Control Device Challenge

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.

The objective of the Traffic Control Device Challenge (TCDC) is to promote innovation and stimulate ideas in the traffic control devices area with a goal to improve operations and safety. The challenge is sponsored by and conducted cooperatively by the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices (AHB50) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).

The TCDC is open to individual high school, junior college, college, or university students or teams of students with an interest in transportation and an understanding of traffic control devices. 

Submissions to the contest must be an original design or modification of an industry-accepted design or product. A special panel of TRB experts will then judge entries based on the ability of the idea to address a specific roadway problem, how easily it can be understood by all road users, its applicability on a nationwide basis, and its feasibility for implementation.

Up to 12 finalists will be invited to display their ideas at the 2018 TRB annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in early 2018. From those, first, second and third place winners will be selected to present their concepts to the roadway safety industry at ATSSA’s 48th Annual Convention and Traffic Expo in San Antonio, Texas, from January 26-30, 2018.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017.

For more information about TCDC, click here. The TCDC application packet can be found here