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2012 Discretionary Grant Program Fact Sheet

Truck Parking Facilities Program

Description: The Truck Parking Facilities Discretionary Program supports a wide range of projects and activities. They range from construction of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) spaces and other improvements that facilitate CMV parking, such as intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technology, to providing more information on the availability of both public and private CMV parking spaces.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding: States, metropolitan planning organizations, or local governments are eligible to apply for funds under this program.

Amount of funds awarded $5,323,993

Amount of funds requested: $47,664,381

Number of applications received: 23

Number of applications selected: 6

State Project Description Funding Amount
CA New Truck Parking Spaces in San Diego This project will construct 30 new truck parking spaces at the I-15/SR-76 Interchange to reduce emissions and increase safety by providing trucks a safe place to park while waiting to access the Port of San Diego. $300,000
CO Completion of long-term truck parking facilities in Dotsero This project will add facilities such as rest rooms and improve security surveillance and driver information services by converting a short-term truck parking facility on US 6 in Dotsero near the I-70 ramps to a long-term facility. $100,000
MD New Truck Parking Spaces in Howard County This project will construct 40 new truck parking spaces at the southbound welcome center on I-95 in Howard County to address a severe shortage of commercial vehicle parking along this portion of the I-95 corridor. $2,623,993
MI New truck parking spaces on I-94 at Watervliet This project at I-94 and M-140 in Southwest Michigan will improve safety and address parking shortages by adding 23 new spaces. $1,000,000
WI ITS Technology on I-94 Corridor The project will install electronic systems on I-94 between Milwaukee and Tomah at three rest areas and a private truck stop that will let commercial truck drivers know where parking spaces are available well ahead of their next stop. $1,000,000
WV New truck parking spaces on SR 817 in Nitro This project at Exit 44 on I-64 in Nitro will add 10 new truck parking spaces, addressing a severe shortage of truck parking spaces in the Charleston area. $300,000

 

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FHWA 2012 Discretionary Grant Press Release

Program Contact:

Tom Kearney
Office of Operations (Freight)
518-431-8890
tom.kearney@dot.gov