U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $9.29 Million to the San Diego Association of Governments for Advancing Connectivity Project
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $9.29 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the San Diego Association of Governments for the Advancing Connectivity and the Economy Through Technology in the San Diego Region initiative. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $49.6 million to 10 projects that use cutting-edge technologies to improve mobility and safety for America’s travelers.
“This $49.6 million in grant funding will support innovative solutions to improve connectivity and help prepare America’s transportation systems for the future,” 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, in addition to ITS technologies to reduce congestion, the grants will fund projects that support autonomous and connected vehicle technologies.
“The program selections this year look to the future to help ensure that our nation’s highway network is able to accommodate the many advanced technologies on the horizon,” said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason.
SANDAG will promote a next generation, end-to-end transportation system management solution that integrates security, dynamic tolling, connected vehicle applications, active travel demand management and integrated corridor management technologies. The project will enhance safety, efficiency and reliability of the transportation system and improve cross-border activities and economic opportunities throughout the southern San Diego region.
The FHWA evaluated 46 applications requesting more than $205 million.
ATCMTD 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. Now in its fifth year, the program has funded more than 45 projects worth $256 million.
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