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U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway system.

“These highly innovative projects offer high-tech solutions to relieve congestion and improve safety and efficiency on the nation's highways,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of cutting-edge technologies that can serve as national models to improve travel for commuters and businesses.

This year, the grants will fund projects that range from advanced real-time traveler information to Integrated Corridor Management and vehicle communications technologies, paving the way for connected and autonomous vehicles and congestion-relieving traffic management systems.

“These technological tools are helping to support a transportation system that is equipped for the future,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson.

The FHWA evaluated 51 applications requesting more than $265 million.

Hendrickson added that the volume of applicants was an indication of interest in the program and of the increasing recognition that innovative solutions are needed to improve our highways.

ATCMTD was established under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and other eligible entities were invited to apply under the program.

ATCMTD FY 2018 Projects
  • University of Alabama: Advanced Connected Transportation Infrastructure & Operations Network (ACTION), $8,034,003
  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority: Bay Area Mobility-On-Demand, $8,000,000
  • Colorado Department of Transportation: Wolf Creek Pass Advanced Technology Deployment, $2,366,298
  • Delaware Department of Transportation: Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Integrated Transportation Management System (AIITMS) Deployment Program, $4,996,949
  • Georgia Department of Transportation: GDOT Connected Vehicles, $2,500,000
  • Nebraska Department of Transportation: Multi-State Rural Integrated Corridor Management, $2,755,000
  • Oregon Department of Transportation: Oregon Smart Mobility Network, $12,000,000
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Work Zone Reservation and Traveler Information System, $2,697,750
  • Texas Department of Transportation: I-10 Corridor Coalition Truck Parking Availability System (I-10 Corridor Coalition TPAS), $6,850,000
  • Utah Department of Transportation: Utah Connected, $3,000,000

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