Dr. Henry Liu, Director of CCAT and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology. As the FAST Act is set to expire in September of 2020, Dr. Liu attested to the importance of the UTC programs and the research that they conduct. Further funding would allow for more research with real-world impacts including reductions in driver fatalities, traffic congestion, and fuel consumption. You can read the Michigan Engineer story here.
You can also view the full hearing below: