FHWA announces availability of advanced transportation technologies grants

June 20, 2019

The agency is making $60 million available to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced the opportunity for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants.

The ATCMTD grants are designed to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency.

Created through the FAST Act, the ATCMTD program works to improve the performance of U.S. transportation systems. The program funds early deployments of cutting-edge technologies that can serve as national models to improve travel for commuters and businesses.

Earlier this year, FHWA awarded ATCMTD grants for the FY 2018 year valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that aim to improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway system. This included funding for University of Alabama's Advanced Connected Transportation Infrastructure & Operations Network as well as Colorado DOT's Wolf Creek Pass Advanced Technology Deployment.

Now in its fourth round of grants, FHWA is interested in projects that bring data together from different systems, such as integrated corridor management, real-time traveler information, traffic data collection and dissemination, and other multimodal intelligent transportation system technologies.

State DOTs, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and other eligible entities are invited to apply under the program. The program has provided $163 million to 28 projects in 19 states in 2016, 2017 and 2018, including the Oregon DOT’s Smart Mobility Network, the Florida DOT’s Sunstore integrated data system for travelers, and the Texas DOT’s I-10 Corridor Coalition Truck Parking Availability System.