The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $60 million in grants to fund cutting-edge transportation improvement technologies that will improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment.
The program—Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD)— was created by ACT. ATCMTD technologies are intended to improve the return-on-investment of safety, efficiency, system performance and infrastructure improvements, including the enhanced use of existing transportation capacity. The awards may be used for projects that use real-time traveler information, traffic data collection and dissemination, vehicle-to-infrastructure and an array of other dynamic systems and intelligent transportation system technologies.The program is designed to fund a connected program of projects, not just one project.
Federal share for project costs is not to exceed 50% of the total project cost. Project sizes will range from $6 million to $12 million a year. The recipient may use up to 5% of the funds awarded each fiscal year to carry out planning & reporting requirements. State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and other eligible entities are all invited to apply under the program.
Partnership with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, and organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders is encouraged.
Proposals are not limited to these priorities but U.S. DOT is particularly interested in deployment programs and projects in the following areas:
The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) published today is available at