This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $43.3 million in grants to smart mobility projects in 10 states. Several Connected Vehicle projects were among those awarded, as part of the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) program.
“This $43.3 million in federal funding will advance innovative technologies that will improve mobility and safety in America’s transportation network,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of forward-looking technologies that can serve as national models. This year, the grants will fund projects that use advanced real-time traveler information, vehicle communications technologies, artificial intelligence, regional approaches and bicycle-pedestrian safety features.
OmniAir Member DriveOhio and Ohio Department of Transportation were awarded a $4.4 million grant for Ohio’s I-70 Truck Automation Corridor project. OmniAir Member North Carolina Department of Transportation received $2.1 million for North Carolina’s Multimodal Connected Vehicle Pilot, which will enable safety messages to be sent to all multimodal users—pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and motorists.
Several other V2X-focused projects also received funding. $6.8 million was awarded to the Hawaii Department of Transportation for its “Implementing Cellular V2X Technology to Improve Safety and ITS Management” project. Florida Department of Transportation is receiving $10 million to support the I-4 FRAME Project, an advanced Integrated Corridor Management system consisting of next-generation traffic incident management and vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies.
A full list of projects awarded funding is available here.