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MEMA Co-Founds Industry Coalition Promoting New Vision of Transportation

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April 17, 2015—The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has joined with other automotive, high-tech and intelligent transportation industry associations in founding the “Smart Transportation Innovation Coalition” to raise awareness of a new vision of transportation.

The Coalition announced its formation and mission April 16 with letters to all members of Congress and the first of a series of advertisements in Washington.

The other industry groups joining with MEMA in “Smart Transportation Innovation Coalition” are the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Association of Global Automakers; Information Technology Industry Council; Intelligent Car Coalition; Intelligent Transportation Society America; and National Automobile Dealers Association.

The groups will work with elected officials and regulators in Washington to ensure the nation invests in transportation research, technology and innovation in order to stay competitive in today’s global economy.

“We are asking Congress to join us as we work together to build a safer, smarter, more efficient and sustainable transportation future,” said Steve Handschuh, president and chief executive officer of MEMA and co-signer of the letter to Congress. “The past decade has ushered in a new era of transportation innovation, and this Congress has a tremendous opportunity to accelerate the deployment of existing and next-generation technologies.”

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