Georgia Department of Transportation Awarded $2.5 million Federal Grant for Connected Vehicle Technology

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant for connected vehicle technologies by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FHWA. GDOT will use the funds on roadside infrastructure to support the operation of CV technologies at 1,700 additional traffic signals and ramp meter locations.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been awarded a $2.5 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant for connected vehicle (CV) technologies by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

GDOT will use the funds on roadside infrastructure to support the operation of CV technologies at 1,700 additional traffic signals and ramp meter locations in the metro Atlanta area. This project will outfit all interstate ramps and signalized intersections on major roads in the region with proper V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) technologies to communicate with private, fleet and transit vehicles. GDOT also plans to develop an information-sharing portal where traffic management partners and private sector collaborators such as app developers, automobile manufacturers and other partners can access and utilize real-time data to improve the effectiveness of their products and services.

FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of cutting-edge technologies that can serve as national models to improve travel for commuters and businesses. The ATCMTD program was established under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Ac t. State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and other eligible entities were invited to apply under the program.

Source: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pressroom/fhwa1906_georgia.cfm

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