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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $53 Million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

Monday, April 1, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Public Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, Follow us on Twitter @USDOTFHWA

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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 $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 (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

Applicant Project Name Grant Award
University of Alabama Advanced Connected Transportation Infrastructure & Operations Network (ACTION) $8,034,003
Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) 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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