On January 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security held a hearing to explore issues related to a reliable and efficient surface transportation network; challenges relating to efficiency, safety, and overall performance; and the role of federal agencies.
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Ford is to play a role in this year’s government-sponsored UK Autodrive initiative that will see driverless and connected cars put to the test.
Ford will provide two prototype cars with vehicle-to-vehicle communication capability to help test a public transport system and also contribute to the development of fully autonomous vehicles.
Link to article from Post-Gazette.com
President Barack Obama’s budget proposal seeks $478 billion over six years to improve what it called “crumbling” roads and bridges, transit systems and freight networks.
It’s a familiar refrain for the president, who has repeatedly called on Congress in previous years to increase infrastructure spending to preserve the nation’s global competitiveness and stimulate job growth.