Lipinski's Future Transportation Research and Innovation for Prosperity Act advances
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's (D-IL) Future Transportation Research and Innovation for Prosperity (TRIP) Act was approved on Thursday by the Research and Technology Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
The bill supports innovative technologies that have the potential to alter mobility in America and beyond,
“Through transportation R&D, we can develop and implement technology that will transform personal mobility and freight movement, allowing us to move people and goods more quickly and more safely,” Lipinski said. "We are living in an exciting time where technology has already begun to increase the efficiency and safety of our transportation systems, and there is great potential for so much more. For that to happen, though, we must make sure that we invest in research today that will unleash that potential and create a better future. And the federal government must do more to make sure this new technology is implemented and improves our economy and the quality of life for Americans. That is what this bill helps to do.”
The Future TRIP Act now moves on for consideration as part of the larger surface transportation-funding reauthorization bill that the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will consider next week.
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