Sending Office: Honorable Earl Blumenauer
Sent By:
Jon.Bosworth@mail.house.gov

Supported by: American Society of Civil Engineers, American Planning Association,
Coalition for Smarter Transportation, ITS America, League of American Bicyclists

Dear Colleague:

Please join me as a cosponsor of the PLACE Act, legislation creating a federally funded highly automated vehicle clearinghouse to examine the secondary influences of autonomous vehicles.

The transportation sector is changing at a faster pace than ever before. New mobility options like Uber and Lyft, bikeshare, scooters, and more have already disrupted how Americans get around. And with more than 300 companies and partnerships working toward
bringing semi- or fully-autonomous vehicles to market in the near future, the landscape is set to change even faster.

While Congress has started to debate autonomous vehicle legislation, little attention has been paid to the secondary influences of autonomous vehicles once they are deployed onto the roads. That is, how will autonomous vehicles affect land use, real estate
transportation, municipal budgets, urban design, the environment, and social equity?

The PLACE Act creates a federally funded highly automated vehicle clearinghouse to examine the secondary influences of autonomous vehicles. The clearinghouse would be housed at a higher education institution and be required to collect, conduct, and fund
research understanding how autonomous vehicles influence land use, real estate, transportation, municipal budgets, urban design, the environment, and social equity. The clearinghouse is funded at $2 million annually and would be chosen by the Secretary of
Transportation within 180 days of enactment.

To sign-on as s cosponsor, please contact
Jon.Bosworth@mail.house.gov
in my office.

Sincerely,

 

Earl Blumenauer
Member of Congress
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