Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
FHWA Awards $2.1 Million Grant to Detroit for Efforts to
Improve Safety and Mobility
WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded a $2.18 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to Detroit for using state-of-the-art technologies to improve safety and connectivity across four neighborhoods–Southwest Detroit, the Riverfront, Corktown and Livernois-McNichols.
“Technology is the future of U.S. transportation,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “With innovation such as this, we are helping make transportation safer and more accessible for people while addressing the growing congestion problems of our nation’s highway system.”
Detroit officials will use the funds to increase safety with the installation of communications and detection technologies at intersections and improve traveler information available to residents in Southwest Detroit, the Riverfront, Corktown and Livernois-McNichols.
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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