Statement of ITS America President and CEO Laura Chace on House Passage of IIJA
WASHINGTON – With today’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the House of Representatives set the stage for transforming the U.S. transportation system.
Technology is the key to delivering this transformation – with road fatalities climbing, climate reports becoming increasingly dire, and congestion once again clogging our roads, we are at a pivotal moment. ITS America and our members were instrumental in ensuring critical technologies were made eligible for funding in areas such as cybersecurity and Mobility on Demand, safety priorities like Vision Zero and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian technologies, alternative fueling infrastructure, congestion relief, additional research funding, and broadband deployment.
Now it is time to invest in and deploy these tools that will allow us to build a digital layer over our physical infrastructure and power our technology-driven 21st century economy. If we make the choice to invest in technology, we will deliver a robust transportation system – one that ensures access and opportunity for all as well as safer roads and more efficient, cleaner mobility.
Contact: Cathy St. Denis
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