FHWA 06-19 Texas
Monday, April 01, 2019
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Nearly $7 Million Grant to Texas for I-10 Truck Parking Availability System
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $6.8 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the I-10 Corridor Coalition Truck Parking Availability System.
“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.
TxDOT and the I-10 Corridor Coalition will use the funding to implement a truck parking availability detection and information dissemination system at 37 public truck parking locations along I-10 from California to Texas. The system will make real-time truck parking information available to truck drivers and dispatchers to assist them in making informed parking decisions.
“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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