U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $4.57 Million to Chattanooga’s Transportation Management System for Electric Vehicles
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $4.57 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the City of Chattanooga for an integrated, smart transportation management system for electric vehicles. The project will use the grant to deploy advanced technologies that help drivers locate and manage access to (EV) charging station opportunities.
FHWA’s ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $45.2 million to 10 projects using advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies that will improve mobility and safety, provide multimodal transportation options and support underserved communities.
“With these grants, the Biden-Harris Administration is helping communities deliver modern transportation systems that connect people to where they want to go more affordably, efficiently, and safely,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We’re pleased to support these innovative solutions that will improve driving and public transit for Americans in urban, suburban, and rural areas alike.”
Chattanooga’s End-to-End Decision Support System for Integrated Smart Electric Grid and Transportation System Management will accelerate the deployment of clean transportation. The project will enable the networkwide data coverage to provide personalized data that can link EV users to available charging stations.
“ATCMTD grants promote innovations that help expand access to transportation for communities in rural areas and cities alike, improve connectivity, and prepare America’s transportation systems for the future,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack. “Chattanooga’s project will use the grant to facilitate access to EV charging stations and support clean transportation.”
The FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of forward-looking technologies that can serve as national models. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) continues the ATCMTD from 2022 through 2026 at the same level of funding with a greater focus on rural transportation, transit, paratransit and protecting the environment. BIL adds several new eligible activities such as advanced transportation technologies to improve emergency evacuation and response by federal, state and local authorities, integrated corridor management systems, advanced parking reservation or variable pricing systems and technologies that enhance congestion pricing and automated vehicle communications.