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Safety Eligibility Letter WZ - 321

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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February 1, 2013

In Reply Refer To: HSST/WZ-321

Mr. John Williams
Roundspring Technologies, Inc.
8714 West Farm Road 124
Springfield, Missouri  65802

Dear Mr. Williams:

This letter is in response to your request for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to review a roadside safety system for eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.

Name of system:

Remote Operated Safety Attendant (ROSA)

Type of system:

Portable Flagger for work zones

Test Level:

MASH Test Level 3

Testing conducted by: E-TECH Testing Services
Task Force 13 Designator: TBD
Date of request: September 4, 2012

Decision:
The following device is eligible, with details provided in the form which is attached as an integral part of this letter:

Based on a review of crash test results submitted by the manufacturer certifying the device described herein meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), the device is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.  Eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program does not establish approval or endorsement by the FHWA for any particular purpose or use. 

The FHWA, the Department of Transportation, and the United States Government do not endorse products or services and the issuance of a reimbursement eligibility letter is not an endorsement of any product or service.

Requirements
To be found eligible for Federal-aid funding, roadside safety devices should meet the crash test and evaluation criteria contained in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

Description
The device and supporting documentation are described in the attached form and documentation. The attached August 27, 2012, letter from John La Turner of E-Tech Testing Services supports waiver of MASH Test 3-72.

Summary and Standard Provisions
Therefore, the system described and detailed in the attached form and drawing is eligible for reimbursement and may be used under the range of conditions tested.

Please note the following standard provisions that apply to FHWA eligibility letters:

Sincerely yours,

 

Michael S. Griffith
Director, Office of Safety Technologies
Office of Safety

Enclosures

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