Statement from ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt on the American Jobs Plan
WASHINGTON – ITS America applauds the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic and comprehensive American Jobs Plan. If implemented, these investments would create jobs and strengthen the economy while increasing transportation safety, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and making our system more equitable.
We agree it is critical to future-proof our infrastructure for the 21st century. Effectively pairing technology with infrastructure investments will allow us to intelligently rebuild our system while transforming outcomes for generations – saving tens of thousands of lives every year, decreasing air pollution in neighborhoods across the country, reducing congestion, and ensuring access to transportation for all.
For decades, people around the world have relied on the United States for innovation. Many share our transportation challenges, and today’s investments will ensure our global leadership.
ITS America looks forward to working with the Administration and Congress to create a transportation system that is safer, greener, and smarter.
About ITS America
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America advances the research and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies to save lives, improve mobility, promote sustainability, and increase efficiency and productivity. Our vision is a better future transformed by intelligent mobility: safer, greener, smarter. For more information, please visit www.itsa.org