Transportation Section Visits Congress

Transportation Section Visits Congress

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry.

Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA

Visiting the Hill were (from the left) William Russell of Eberle Design, Ray Deer of Peek Traffic, Steve Griffith of NEMA, Bryan Mulligan of Applied Information, William Sowell of Eberle Design, Jan Bergstrom of Miovision Technologies, and Jean Johnson of NEMA. Photo by Craig Updyke

Did you know there is a group of NEMA Members that provides technologies and systems to manage traffic flows, prevent accidents, enable network performance measurement, and contribute to the future of connected transportation? With virtually all roadways under the purview of federal, state, or local governments, these companies find value in regular engagement through NEMA Government Relations.

A core group of Transportation Management Systems and Associated Control Devices Section companies, led by Section Chair Bryan Mulligan of Applied Information, were represented during September 20 outreach meetings in Washington, D.C. The section organizes an outreach day in the nation’s capital during spring and fall meetings.

The group met separately with subject matter experts at the National Association of Counties and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Later, on Capitol Hill, the group met with staff members working to craft bipartisan legislation on infrastructure investment and automated vehicle deployment.

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