Work Zone Safety Clearinghouse Names Board of Advisers, Holds First MeetingAbstract:
Announcing their commitment to help eliminate the 700 deaths and 37,000 injuries that occur each year in roadway construction sites, public and private safety leaders gathered this week for the inaugural meeting of the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse Board of Advisors. The 40 percent increased investment in transportation improvements contained in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) means substantial highway construction in the coming years, potentially placing motorists and construction workers at greater risk. The Clearinghouse is a cooperative venture between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and ARTBA to improve safety in work zone sites. The facility opened for business in February 1998.