ITS AMERICA STATEMENT ON
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS
The following is the statement of ITS America President and CEO Regina Hopper on President Trump’s infrastructure plans that Mr. Trump detailed in the joint address to Congress.
“ITS America members thank President Donald Trump and his administration for recognizing the urgent need to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. With our diverse membership that includes private sector leaders, state and city DOT officials as well as leading research and academic institutions, ITS America looks forward to working with the White House, Congress and others to find intelligent technological solutions to repair and rebuild our extensive transportation system. Transportation drives our economy and makes America competitive around the work. It connects communities, increases job opportunities, and it is essential to addressing equity, poverty, unemployment and access to education and health care. Safer highways and roads are urgently needed. In 2016, more than 40,000 people died in accidents on our nation’s highways and roads. Intelligent transportation solutions will go a long way to saving lives and preventing injuries.”
ITS America is the nation’s leading advocate for the technological modernization of our transportation system by focusing on advancing research and deployment of intelligent transportation systems. Its unique membership brings together all key stakeholders in the intelligent transportation movement–including established and emerging private companies, public agencies, state DOT officials as well as leaders in the academic and research communities. For more information, please visit http://itsamerica.org/.
Vice President of Strategic Communications
Intelligent Transportation Society of America