By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), as part of its centennial celebration, has selected ARTBA and 99 other associations for their contributions to community and business success. ARTBA was recognized in the safety category.

ASAE noted the 118-year-old ARTBA is working to jump-start the transportation infrastructure network in the 21st century by making it smarter, including the use of autonomous cars and road sensors to help traffic flow safely. What will success look like?

“Sensors in the road and new design and construction techniques help keep vehicles moving,” ARTBA Executive Vice President & COO Matthew Jeanneret told ASAE’s “Associations Now” magazine. “The nearly 36,000 annual highway fatalities have largely been eliminated.” 

This year’s COVID-19 crisis “has proven that we can’t always predict what problems may arise,” the magazine said. “You can be sure, though, that these 100 associations, and many others, are up to the challenge.”