Today, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) commended Representatives Greg Stanton (D-AZ) and Garret Graves (R-LA) for introducing H.R.5315, Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant (DIIG) Act, a bill that would establish a drone infrastructure inspection grant program and a drone education and training grant program at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“Drone technology has the potential to save lives and help preserve essential infrastructure,” said Greg Pecoraro, NASAO President and CEO. “This bill would provide much-needed funding for drone infrastructure inspection equipment and education and training at the state and local levels. This will not only help states aviation agencies acquire drone technology to safely inspect critical infrastructure, but also bolster the workforce needed to manage it, and improve public safety. State aviation leaders appreciate the leadership of Representatives Greg Stanton and Garret Graves in introducing this legislation.”