U.S. Department of Transportation Awards More Than $6.8 Million to Hawaii’s Cellular V2X Technology Project
June 16, 2020
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $6.85 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Hawaii Department of Transportation for its Implementing Cellular V2X Technology to Improve Safety and ITS Management project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to ten projects that use cutting-edge technologies to improve mobility and safety for America’s travelers.
“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.
The Hawaii project will implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies statewide, specifically with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) capabilities for connected vehicle and traffic infrastructure. The project consists of the installation and operation of a cellular-based V2X system for all traffic devices throughout the state.
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.
“The program selections this year aim to benefit communities across the country by improving safety and efficiency on our roads through the deployment of advanced technologies,” said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason. “This innovative project uses state-of-the-art systems to prepare Hawaii for a transportation system of the future with connected vehicles.”
The FHWA evaluated 33 applications requesting more than $139 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 fourth year, the program has funded more than 35 projects worth $207 million.
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