FHWA announces grants for transportation improvement technologies

The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced US$60 million in grants to fund cutting-edge transportation improvement technologies that will improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment.
The new program, Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD), is aimed at addressing the concerns outlined in Beyond Traffic, the USDOT report issued last year that examines the challenges facing America’s transportation infrastructure over the next three decades, such as a rapidly growing population and increasing traffic. Gridlock nationwide is expected to increase unless changes are made soon.