US House hears about transportation R&D and priorities for reauthorization
On February 12 the House of Representatives’ Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation held a hearing to review the research, development, and deployment activities of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The hearing also focused on research priorities to incorporate in SAFETEA-LU reauthorization. Subcommittee Members heard testimony regarding the funding, planning, and execution of current research initiatives and how these efforts will fulfill the strategic goals of both federal and state departments of transportation, metropolitan transportation organizations, and industry.
The White House went live with www.recovery.gov, which lets the public track how the $787 billion economic stimulus package is being spent. FHWA has established a website to provide information concerning the economy recovery legislation that you may find of interest at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/economicrecovery/index.htm.
Which brings us to critical issues
What are the critical issues facing transportation and technology transfer in these days of recession and credit crunch? How will the economic stimulus’ emphasis on transportation change how we do business? What does all this mean for the ways we transfer technologies in transportation? And, how does this affect transportation worldwide? Comments are appreciated (click comments) or even better click the little letter below to forward this to a colleague.