This legislation would authorize the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) surface transportation research, development and demonstration programs from fiscal years 2021-2025.
Furthermore, it would support long-term, high-risk research across all modes of surface transportation; research to ensure roads remain safe under all weather conditions; research to ensure our entire transportation infrastructure remains resilient to natural disasters, extreme weather, and climate change impacts; a study to examine land use and transportation planning for access to essential services and activities, including health, food, and education; and research to understand the role that autonomous trucking may play in the future movement of freight, including during public health crises.