FHWA Announces Funding Opportunity for Transportation Technology Grants - Transport Topics
The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the availability of $60 million in grant funding for states and cities pursuing projects that involve transportation technologies.
FHWA published a notice of funding opportunity for its Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program on June 12.
State departments of transportation, local government and transit agencies, and metropolitan planning organizations are allowed to apply for the $60 million in available funding.
“This program puts a priority on promoting innovative solutions that improve safety and mobility for our nation’s drivers,” Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in a statement.
The program, created under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and now in its fourth round of grants, funds the early deployments of technologies that are meant to improve transportation systems. The projects are meant to improve travel for commuters and serve as national models for other states and metropolitan areas.
FHWA is interested in projects that incorporate data from different systems, such as integrated corridor management networks, real-time traveler information, traffic data and multimodal transportation systems.
“Technology can make it possible to provide more reliable transportation options to benefit Americans in all areas of the country,” Federal Highway Administrator Nicole Nason said.