TRIP Act introduced by Lipinski
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) recently introduced the Future Transportation Research and Innovation for Prosperity (TRIP) Act, which would support innovative technologies that have the ability to greatly alter mobility in America and beyond.
“Surface transportation used to be rather staid and unimaginative, but today the very concept of ‘mobility’ is being reinvented through research, innovation and entrepreneurship,” Lipinski said. “Rapidly advancing automation, connectivity and information technologies are creating incredible opportunities for transportation innovation. We need to develop innovative ways to improve safety, ease congestion, improve personal mobility and cut energy use. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as the ranking member on the Research and Technology Subcommittee of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, I am working to ensure that we are developing these technologies effectively in the United States.”
Lipinski said it is vital the country does not neglect the advancement of transportation technologies.
“We must strive to be proactive, not reactive, in regard to transportation innovation," he said. "It is important for industry and government to work together to accelerate implementation and maximize the societal benefits of these technologies."