FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019
CONTACT: Tana Bosshard
GPSIA Applauds Reintroduction of Moving FIRST Act
WASHINGTON- 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. “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.”
“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 GPS Innovation Alliance was founded by Deere & Company, Garmin International, Inc. and Trimble Inc. The Alliance recognizes the ever increasing importance of Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies to the global economy and infrastructure and is firmly committed to furthering GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The GPS Innovation Alliance seeks to protect, promote and enhance the use of GPS. For more information, please visit www.gpsalliance.org.