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FHWA awards $53M in advanced transportation grants

Posted on April 3, 2019

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

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 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.

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

ATCMTD was established under the FAST 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

ApplicantProject NameGrant Award

University of Alabama

Advanced Connected Transportation Infrastructure & Operations Network

$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

Total

$53,200,000

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