FHWA 06-19 Pennsylvania
Monday, April 01, 2019
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Nearly $2.7 Million Grant to Pennsylvania's Work Zone Reservation and Traveler Information System
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $2.69 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for the Work Zone Reservation and Traveler Information System (WZRTIS).
“These highly innovative projects offer high-tech solutions to relieve congestion and improve safety and efficiency on the nation’s highways,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
WZRTIS will enhance work zone operations and safety by providing accurate, standardized, and real-time work zone information across nearly 41,000 miles of roadway through Pennsylvania and Ohio. The system will also streamline work zone coordination between maintenance crews, construction crews, and traffic operation centers by modernizing the way work zones are scheduled and managed.
“These technological tools are helping to support a transportation system that is equipped for the future,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson.
FHWA's ATCMTD program funds early deployments of cutting-edge technologies that can serve as national models to improve travel for commuters and businesses. This year, the program funded 10 projects valued at $53 million that range from advanced real-time traveler information to Integrated Corridor Management and vehicle communications technologies, paving the way for connected and 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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