Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
FHWA Awards Nearly $6 Million to Cleveland RTA for
Citywide Traffic Improvement Plan
WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded a $5.85 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for the Connecting Cleveland Project.
“Technology is the future of U.S. transportation,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “By helping state and local officials address mobility and congestion issues, these grants are a new way to help Clevelanders and others nationwide.”
The Connecting Cleveland Project will use the funds to upgrade software and improve communications infrastructure, enhance rider and passenger safety and reduce rider travel time–as part of the community revitalization of the Cleveland area.
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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