TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: U.S. DOT awards six states traffic improvement grants

Oct. 14, 2016

The goals of the grants include reducing congestion, improving connections to mass transit and enhancing safety in six states

Six states will have extra money to expand freight corridors and implement connected vehicle technologies with the help of $56.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced this week.

Officials in Denver will receive $6 million to enact efficiencies in their freight corridor. In Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, $6 million will be provided for the deployment of an automated traffic alert system designed to reduce truck congestion as well as a system to detect red light violators.

San Francisco will receive nearly $11 million for a connected dynamic tolling system on the Bay Bridge, while Pittsburgh is getting nearly $11 million to improve neighborhood connectivity.

The Texas Department of Transportation will receive nearly $9 million to expand options for commuters, while Marysville, Ohio, and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in New York will receive nearly $6 million and nearly $8 million, respectively, for connected vehicle programs.

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