Information for Public Agency Officials

As the nation’s leader in promoting roadway infrastructure safety, ATSSA recognizes the importance of inviting key transportation professionals to view the latest innovations the industry has to offer. ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is an event that roadway safety industry professionals anticipate each year in order to connect with their peers and peruse the latest in roadway safety technology. The event provides an opportunity for roadway safety professionals to introduce their innovations, products and services to the market.

Traffic Expo—the largest exhibition of products and services for the roadway safety industry in North America—features nearly 600 exhibits booths on 200,000 square feet of the exhibit hall. Attendees will view everything available in the industry, including guardrail, flagging and pavement marking equipment, personal protective gear, safety and traffic control devices, lighting, signs and signals, message and arrow boards, vehicle safety equipment, trucks, trailers, attenuators, crash cushions and more. This event offers a chance to view and learn about new technology currently being developed that will help support the mission of roadway safety companies and organizations around the world.

Scholarships Information

ATSSA offers a limited number of Public Agency Scholarships to attend the 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, February 8 – 12, 2019.

All scholarship recipients will receive a four-day, complimentary registration pass and reimbursement of travel expenses up to $1,500, including mileage or coach airfare, lodging and meals. ATSSA Public Agency Scholarship recipients will only be reimbursed for rooms booked through the ATSSA room block. Instructions about how to reserve a room that qualifies for reimbursement as well as how to receive the complimentary registration will be included with the Scholarship Approval letter sent to recipients.

Public Agency Scholarship recipients are required to attend ATSSA's Circle of Innovation, Solutions Edition on Monday morning. Scholarship recipients will have full access to Traffic Expo and may attend the Chairman’s Reception on Saturday evening, ATSSA’s Opening General Session on Sunday morning, and various education sessions on Monday and Tuesday morning.

Scholarship Application Criteria

While all public agency officials are encouraged to apply for a scholarship, due to the limited number of available scholarships, preference will be given to those public agency officials based on the criteria below (not in any rank order):

  • Active ATSSA Public Agency membership (either Firm or Individual)
  • Previous recipient of an ATSSA scholarship
  • "Key decision makers" for their respective agency
  • Public agency officials that work in traffic safety/safety/work zones
  • Public agency officials that are committed to attending all four days of the Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, February 8 – 12, 2019

New for 2019, ATSSA is also encouraging public agency officials at local counties, cities, and municipalities to apply for the scholarship.

Hotel and Shuttle Service Information

ATSSA has reserved the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk for all Public Agency Scholarship recipients. Due to the distance of the hotel from the Convention Center, ATSSA has arranged shuttle service to and from the Convention Center and the Tampa Marriott Waterside (the ATSSA Headquarters hotel). Shuttle routes, days and times will be provided in the scholarship approval letter. Additionally, ATSSA shuttle service information will be posted in the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk lobby.

Scholarship Application Deadline Has Passed

In order to secure attendance at ATSSA's 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, public agency officials must have completed and returned a Scholarship Application to ATSSA by September 28, 2018.

Scholarship Applicants and Recipients

All scholarship applicants will be notified on October 12, 2018. Scholarship recipients, for schedule information, please download the Schedule of Events.