The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week awarded a $6.85 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Hawaii DOT for its Implementing Cellular V2X Technology to Improve Safety and ITS Management project.
The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to 10 projects that the FHWA says use cutting-edge technologies to improve mobility and safety for America’s travelers.
The Hawaii project will implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies statewide, specifically with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) capabilities for connected vehicle and traffic infrastructure. The project consists of the installation and operation of a cellular-based V2X system for all traffic devices throughout the state.
FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of forward-looking technologies that can serve as national models. This year, the grants will fund projects that use advanced real-time traveler information, vehicle communications technologies, artificial intelligence, regional approaches and bicycle-pedestrian safety features.
“The program selections this year aim to benefit communities across the country by improving safety and efficiency on our roads through the deployment of advanced technologies,” FHWA Administrator Nicole Nason said in a statement. “This innovative project uses state-of-the-art systems to prepare Hawaii for a transportation system of the future with connected vehicles.”
The FHWA evaluated 33 applications requesting more than $139 million in the ATCMTD program.
SOURCE: Federal Highway Administration