U.S. and Spain to study transportation technology

| Monday, June 23, 2003

The United States and Spain July 18 announced an ongoing program to exchange information on the science and technology of transportation.

The agreement occurred on the concluding day of the U.S.-Spain Forum on Construction Technology in Miami. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Spain's Ministry of Development said they would participate in a series of exchanges designed to advance both countries' transportation capabilities.

"The information shared at this week's forum, as well as in our earlier meetings with Spanish transportation officials, demonstrates that we have much to teach each other," U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta said. "Future meetings between representatives of our governments will build on these fruitful exchanges and help both countries build safer, more secure and more efficient transportation systems."

Topics discussed at the two-day forum will be further explored in upcoming exchanges between representatives of the two countries. Those include improving the design, construction and operation of highways, tunnels, airports, air traffic control systems, high-speed rail, port infrastructure and mass transit.

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