USDOT awards US$49.6m in grants for 10 ITS projects across the USA


The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at US$49.6 million to 10 projects using advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies that will improve mobility and safety and support vehicle connectivity.

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 operate with connected and automated vehicle technologies.

“This US$49.6 million in grant funding will support innovative solutions to improve connectivity and help prepare America’s transportation systems for the future,” says Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

“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,” adds Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason.

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 provided $256 million to more than 45 projects.

FY 2020 ATCMTD Projects

Applicant Project Name

Grant Award

City of Dallas S.M. Wright Smart Corridor


Georgia Department of Transportation Emergency Vehicle Preemption Using Connected Vehicle Technology


Maine Department of Transportation Maine Advanced Signal Control and Connected Vehicle System for Safe, Efficient and Equitable Rural Transportation (MAST) Project


Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee (Public Works Department) Charlotte Avenue/Dr. Martin L King, Jr Blvd Transit Headways and Congestion Management


Pinellas County Department of Public Works Pinellas Connected Community


Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) Integrated Safety Technology Corridor


San Diego Association of Governments


Advancing Connectivity and the Economy Through Technology in the San Diego Region


University of Michigan Smart Intersections: Paving the Way for a National CAV Deployment


Virginia Port Authority Autonomous Truck Ready


Utah Department of Transportation Utah Broadly Connected




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