Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg outlines 6 principles for balancing innovation, federal role

  • Date: 01/06/2022

The principles will help set a strategy for the department's approach to innovation in transportation, especially as companies deploy more advanced automated technology on vehicles and continue to develop and test self-driving cars.

Through its principles, the department will focus on an innovation strategy that:

• Serves key policy priorities, such as creating economic opportunity, enabling equitable access to transportation and addressing climate change.

• Supports workers.

• Fosters U.S. competitiveness through reliable and adaptive transportation systems and infrastructure.

• Allows for experimentation and learns from setbacks.

• Provides opportunities for collaboration among the public, private and academic sectors.

• Favors flexible policies that can adapt as technology evolves.

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