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DOT Pledges $60M for Safe Transportation Tech; Anthony Foxx Comments

Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx

The Transportation Department plans to grant $60 million in funding to agencies and organizations that could develop transportation technologies as part of a program toward improved travel safety and performance.

DOT said Tuesday the Federal Highway Administration’s Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program is intended to address transportation challenges outlined in DOT’s “2015 Beyond Traffic” report.

“This program will take technological innovation to a new level and help to make the entire transportation network more reliable for commuters, businesses and freight shippers,” said DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx.

The grant targets endeavors that leverage traveler information, traffic data collection and dissemination, vehicle-to-infrastructure efforts and other transportation systems, according to the department.

The program is open to state departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations.

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