Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Contact: Nancy Singer
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FHWA Awards $6 Million Advanced Congestion Management Grant to
Arizona for Maricopa County’s Loop 101 Mobility Project
WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded a $6 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Arizona Department of Transportation for the Loop 101 Mobility Project in Maricopa County.
“Technology is the future of U.S. transportation,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “Innovations like this one are the future of congestion management for America’s highway system and deserve this important recognition.”
The grant will be used by the Arizona DOT to improve safety and existing capacity on the Phoenix area’s Loop 101 corridor by deploying technologies that support Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) systems, public transportation and other real-time information technologies.
FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds cutting-edge technologies that are ready to be deployed to enhance existing traffic capacity for commuters and businesses. This year, the program funded 10 projects valued at nearly $54 million that that range from 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 ATCMTD program 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.
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