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108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 156 Recognizing the goals and objectives of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 20, 2003 Mr. Rogers of Michigan (for himself and Mrs. Tauscher) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Recognizing the goals and objectives of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus. Whereas intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies benefit the people of the United States; Whereas ITS technologies are being deployed in the United States to reduce traffic congestion, improve driver safety, reduce the number and severity of vehicular accidents, improve the safety and dependability of transportation systems, enhance the competitiveness of the automotive industry, provide multimodal traveler information, facilitate the movement of freight, increase border and port security, improve operating efficiencies for commercial vehicles and transit, promote international trade, safeguard the environment, facilitate emergency response and evacuation, and ensure the security of critical infrastructure in the United States; Whereas in testifying before the Senate, Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta stated that one of the core principles and values for the Department of Transportation in the surface transportation reauthorization process is to ``foster `intelligent everything' in the development and deployment of technology, such as pavement monitoring, message systems, remote sensing, and toll collection''; Whereas the development and production of ITS technologies supports thousands of jobs across the Nation; and Whereas Members of Congress formed a congressional member organization known as the Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes that the goals and objectives of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus are as follows: (1) To educate Members of Congress and their staffs on intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies and the role ITS technologies can play in their daily lives. (2) To seek strong commitment to ITS projects in the reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). (3) To enhance homeland security, including facilitating the adoption of ITS technologies by the Department of Homeland Security and its State and local partners. (4) To forge alliances with other congressional member organizations that have an interest in ITS technologies, including the Wireless Caucus, the Auto Caucus, the Livable Communities Task Force, and the Internet Caucus. (5) To promote investment by United States companies in research and development to commercialize ITS applications. (6) To monitor and support the expansion and growth of ITS projects and architecture. (7) To advance the proposition of inclusion of emergency response and evacuation as part of future ITS architecture modules. <all>
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