FHWA makes Advanced Transportation Technologies grants available

The $60 million in grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety

July 06, 2020
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety.

“These grants promote the use of advanced technologies to address critical safety issues and efficiency throughout our nation’s transportation network,” Federal Highway Administrator Nicole Nason said in a statement. “This program helps unleash technological potential to improve travel for all Americans.”

Created in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the ATCMTD program works to improve the performance of U.S. transportation systems, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the safety of the traveling public. Now in its fifth year, the ATCMTD program has provided more than $206 million for projects in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

The program provides funding to help develop model deployment sites for the large-scale installation and operation of advanced technologies that improve safety, efficiency, and system performance. It has funded projects such as the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s Bay Area Mobility-On-Demand (MOD) project to reduce traffic congestion on the I-680 corridor and surrounding communities in California, the Florida DOT’s Sunstore integrated data system for travelers, and the Texas DOT’s I-10 Corridor Coalition Truck Parking Availability System.

FHWA says state DOTs, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and other eligible entities are invited to apply under the program.

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SOURCE: Federal Highway Administration

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