The GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) issued the following statement on reintroduction of the Moving FIRST Act by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Richard Burr (R-NC), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), as well as Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA). By establishing the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Challenge Grant Program, this legislation will encourage the use of technology, including the Global Positioning System (GPS), to advance innovation across communities nationwide.
“GPSIA applauds Senators Cortez Masto, Burr, Gardner and Sinema, as well as Representative DeSaulnier, for their bipartisan leadership in reintroducing the Moving FIRST Act,” said GPS Innovation Alliance Executive Director J. David Grossman in a June 20 press release. “These Congressional trailblazers are to be commended for leading on legislation that promotes technological innovation in our nation’s cities and recognizes the critical role GPS plays in making our communities smarter, more efficient and eco-friendly.”
Grossman added, “GPS is an essential component of a 21st century community, enabling advancements in transportation, surveying and construction, agriculture, smart grid, public utilities, aviation and so much more. We look forward to working with House and Senate leaders to see this legislation be signed into law.”
The GPSIA was founded by Deere & Company, Garmin International, Inc. and Trimble Inc., and seeks to protect, promote and enhance the use of GPS.