Construction Equipment

A bill has been introduced in U.S. House of Representatives that would provide a grant program for governmental entities to use drones for the inspection of infrastructure such as bridges.

Introduced by Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ), the bill would give the U.S. Department of Transporation authority to establish the grant program. Grants could be used to purchase or lease drones, contract for inspection services, and support drone management.

The bill carries an appropriation of $50 million for both FY 2022 and FY 2023.