Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
- is the voice for transportation and catalyst for organizational and
technical excellence; advocates transportation-related policies and
provides technical services to support states in their efforts to
efficiently and safely move people and goods.
American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) Its
mission is to enhance both the global
competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by
promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity
assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
American Road and Transportation Builders
Association (ARTBA) -
the U.S. transportation construction
industry's representative in Washington, D.C. Its mission: advocating
strong federal investment in the nation's transportation infrastructure
to meet public demand for a safe and efficient business transportation
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) -
membership-based association serving business, industry, government
and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.
Its mission is to carry out the Federal
highway programs in partnership with the State and local agencies to
meet the Nation's transportation needs.
International Organization for
Standardisation (ISO) - source of ISO 9000 and more than 13,000
International Standards for business, government and society.
Institute of Transportation Engineers
(ITE) - international educational and scientific association of
transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility
and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and
scientific principles to research, planning, functional design,
implementation, operation, policy development and management for any
mode of ground transportation.
Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) This
document defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all streets and highways. The MUTCD
is published by the FHWA.
The MUTCD audience includes the insurance industry, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, private industry, and construction and engineering concerns.
Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Its mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by developing and advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Under the U.S. Department of Transportation,
it was established to carry out safety
programs under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Highway Safety Act. NHTSA is responsible for reducing
deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle
Occupational Safety & Health
Its mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of
Research Board (TRB) Its
mission—one of six major divisions of the National Research Council—is
to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research.
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
Its mission is
to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible
and convenient transportation system.