ROSSLYN, Va.—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TS 5-2017 Portable Traffic Signal Systems (PTSS) Standard. This new standard covers traffic signaling equipment used to enable and expedite the safe movement of vehicle traffic in work zones during roadway construction, such as single-lane road closures during emergencies and planned events.
According to Scott Heydt, Director of Marketing at Horizon Signal Technologies, Inc., and Chair of NEMA's 03TS Portable Traffic Signal Technical Committee, "NEMA TS 5 provides the traffic control industry with a much-needed standard for portable traffic signals, which differ significantly from permanent traffic signal installations, and accurately reflects the latest technologies being used in the industry."
NEMA TS 5-2017 is
available for $138 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.