FHWA to provide $60 million in grants for transportation and congestion management technology

0828 Blog California TrafficThe Federal Highway Administration is providing $60 million in grants to help funding advanced transportation improvement and congestion management technologies to “improve safety, efficiency, system performance and infrastructure return on investment.”

“This program will take technological innovation to a new level and help to make the entire transportation network more reliable for commuters, businesses, and freight shippers,” says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “An efficient transportation system is the foundation of a strong economy.”

The Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) has been designed to address issues highlighted in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Beyond Traffic report issues last year. The program was established by last year’s FAST Act.

“Innovative technologies offer exciting solutions that can help meet the challenges outlined in Beyond Traffic and can improve safety and efficiency of transportation across the nation,” says Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau. “This new program will help harness and support these technologies and push the boundaries of what is possible for the future of transportation in our country.”

ATCMTD awards may be used for projects that use real-time traveler information, traffic data collection and dissemination, vehicle-to-infrastructure and other “dynamic systems and intelligent transportation system technologies.” Officials ask that state departments of transportation, local governments and transit agencies to apply under the program.

More information is available here.