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FHWA 17-17
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

Federal Highway Administration Awards Nearly $54 Million in Advanced
Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.6 million for 10 states to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway system.

“These technologies are the future of U.S. transportation,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “With innovations like these, we are giving state and local officials the tools needed to address the growing congestion problems of our nation’s highway system.”

FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds cutting-edge technologies that are ready to be deployed to enhance existing traffic capacity for commuters and businesses.

The grants will fund 10 projects that include advanced real-time traveler information for drivers, public transit riders and freight shippers, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications that will enhance safety and pave the way for autonomous vehicles, and congestion-relieving traffic management systems.

The FHWA received 68 applications from 52 states and localities requesting more than $362 million.

Hendrickson added that the volume of applicants was an indication of interest in the program and of the increasing recognition that innovative solutions are needed to improve our highways.

ATCMTD was established under the “Fixing America's Surface Transportation” (FAST) Act. State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and other eligible entities were invited to apply under the program.

FY 2017 Selections
State Project Name Funding Recipient/Project Description
AZ Loop 101 Mobility Project $6,000,000 Arizona DOT. The funding will be used to improve safety and existing arterial capacity in the Loop 101 corridor by deploying technology and systems to support ICM, public transportation, SMARTDriveSM and other connected traffic management and other real-time information technologies.
CA Global Opportunities at the Port of Oakland Freight Intelligent Transportation System $9,720,000 Alameda County Transportation Commission. The GoPort Freight ITS project will deploy the nation's first integration of Freight Community System and advanced ITS technology that will include a new port-specific TMC, traffic sensors, advanced traveler information, traffic messaging, trucking information for mobile apps, rail grade warning and terminal queue information.
FL Connecting the East Orlando Communities $11,946,279 Florida DOT. The FDOT, MetroPlan Orlando and the University of Central Florida (UCF) will utilize the grant to advance numerous ITS technologies as part of PedSafe, GreenWay, SmartCommunity and SunStore.
ID SMART Arterial Management $2,250,000 Ada County Highway District. The funding will be used to replace traffic signal controllers and detection systems at 82 intersections to implement new traffic signal performance measures.
MI Improving Safety and Connectivity in Four Detroit Neighborhoods $2,182,500 City of Detroit. The funds will be used to increase mobility for residents in four target neighborhoods with high-traffic corridors.
OH Connecting Cleveland Project $5,850,000 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. The CCP will improve communications infrastructure, enhance rider and passenger safety and reduce rider travel time. It will also enhance the overall efficiency of the transportation system while contributing to community revitalization.
SC Greenville Automated (A-Taxi) Shuttles $4,000,000 County of Greenville. The deployment of an integrated system of Automated Taxi-Shuttles (A-Taxis) on public roads will be the first in the nation–improving access to transportation for disadvantaged and mobility impaired residents.
TX The Texas Connected Freight Corridors Project $6,090,221 Texas DOT. The Texas Connected Freight Corridors project will deploy connected vehicle technologies in over 1,000 trucks and agency fleet vehicles that will be able to transmit data and receive warnings from 12 CV applications.
VA Truck Reservation System and Automated Work Flow Data Model $1,550,000 Virginia Port Authority. The project involves the design, implementation and deployment of a second-generation truck reservation system that builds on the successes of the Port of NY/NJ reservation system for access to container terminals.
WA Multimodal Integrated Corridor Mobility for All $4,091,000 City of Seattle DOT. The MICMA project will leverage and enhance Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platforms to create a multimodal operations environment that responds to all users.
TOTAL: $53,680,000  

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