Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Contact: Nancy Singer
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FHWA Awards $4 Million Congestion Management Grant to Seattle
WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded a $4 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to Seattle for the Multimodal Integrated Corridor Mobility for All (MICMA) project.
“The Seattle area has always been on the forefront of technology, on which the future of U.S. transportation depends,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “Funds like these make it easier for state and local officials nationwide to develop innovations like the MICMA project to address the nation’s growing congestion problem.”
The Seattle Department of Transportation will use the grant to install and upgrade numerous Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies, including traffic signal priority systems and CCTV cameras for operation management and incident monitoring and detection.
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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