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ITS America head welcomes President Trump’s transport comments

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The President and CEO of ITS America, Shailen Bhatt, has issued a statement thanking President Trump for speaking in his State of the Union Address about the need to rebuild his country’s infrastructure.

“We thank President Trump for speaking to the need to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure,” the statement reads. “For our country to compete and win in the 21st Century, we need to be leaders in emerging technologies such as connected and automated vehicles and other smart transportation solutions.

“The Intelligent Transportation Society of America urges integrating technology throughout our country’s infrastructure as well as new funding and financing for smart transportation investments to remain competitive in the global economy. In an era of constrained budgets, making sure that every taxpayer dollar achieves the highest return on investment is critical.

“The technologies that ITS America’s private sector companies, public agencies, research organisations, and academic institutions are developing and deploying represent intelligent investments for taxpayers. We will work with the Administration and Congress to ensure innovation and technology are included in the infrastructure bill with the goal of making people’s lives better by improving safety, mobility, connectivity and sustainability.”

 
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