The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety.
“These grants promote the use of cutting-edge technology to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “Innovation will improve connections between rural communities and provide all Americans with safer transportation options.”
Created in the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” Act, the ATCMTD program works to improve the performance of U.S. transportation systems, reduce traffic congestion and improve the safety of the traveling public.
Now in its third round of grants, FHWA is interested in projects that bring data together from different systems, such as integrated corridor management, real-time traveler information, traffic data collection and dissemination, and other intelligent transportation system technologies.
State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and other eligible entities are invited to apply under the program. The program has provided $110 million to 18 projects in 13 states in 2016 and 2017, including the Virginia Port Authority’s truck reservation system, as well as enhancements to existing projects with proven successes, such as the Florida Department of Transportation’s Sunstore integrated data system for travelers, Pittsburgh’s SmartPGH to connect communities to transportation, and California’s GoPort freight project in Alameda County.