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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $49.6 Million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Grants

Thursday, December 31, 2020

FHWA 31-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $49.6 million to 10 projects using advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies that will improve mobility and safety and support vehicle connectivity.

“This $49.6 million in grant funding will support innovative solutions to improve connectivity and help prepare America’s transportation systems for the future,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of forward-looking technologies that can serve as national models.

This year, in addition to ITS technologies to reduce congestion, the grants will fund projects that operate with connected and automated vehicle technologies.

“The program selections this year look to the future to help ensure that our nation’s highway network is able to accommodate the many advanced technologies on the horizon,” said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason.

The FHWA evaluated 46 applications requesting more than $205 million.

ATCMTD was established under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and other eligible entities were invited to apply under the program. Now in its fifth year, the program has provided $256 million to more than 45 projects.

FY 2020 ATCMTD Projects


Project Name

Grant Award

City of Dallas

S.M. Wright Smart Corridor


Georgia Department of Transportation

Emergency Vehicle Preemption Using Connected Vehicle Technology


Maine Department of Transportation

Maine Advanced Signal Control and Connected Vehicle System for Safe, Efficient and Equitable Rural Transportation (MAST) Project


Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee (Public Works Department)

Charlotte Avenue/Dr. Martin L King, Jr Blvd Transit Headways and Congestion Management


Pinellas County Department of Public Works

Pinellas Connected Community


Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Integrated Safety Technology Corridor


San Diego Association of Governments


Advancing Connectivity and the Economy Through Technology in the San Diego Region


University of Michigan

Smart Intersections: Paving the Way for a National CAV Deployment


Virginia Port Authority

Autonomous Truck Ready


Utah Department of Transportation

Utah Broadly Connected





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