Senate Proposal Could Gut Research into GPS-Aided Crash Avoidance

The House, under bill H.R. 7, chose to maintain the current funding level for ITS research at $110 million per year through fiscal year 2016. The Senate bill, S. 1813, only authorizes spending for two years and cuts the funding to $100 million annually. That $100 million would also be split, with at least half going to a program to help fund state and local efforts to deploy ITS technology, including such things as variable message signs.