FHWA awards grants for advanced transportation technologies

Program funds early deployments of forward-looking technologies that can serve as national models

January 04, 2021 / 1 minute read
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently 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 are designed to improve mobility and safety and support vehicle connectivity.

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,” Federal Highway Administrator Nicole Nason said in a statement.

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

ATCMTD was established under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. State DOTs, 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.

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SOURCE: Federal Highway Administration

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