U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $12 Million Grant to Oregon's Smart Mobility Network

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Monday, April 01, 2019
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $12 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for its Oregon Smart Mobility Network.

“These highly innovative projects offer high-tech solutions to relieve congestion and improve safety and efficiency on the nation’s highways,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

ODOT’s Smart Mobility Network uses smart technologies statewide in both urban and rural regions to ease the impacts of rapid growth, guide infrastructure investments, and promote optimal mobility for all modes. Overall, the project uses 30 smart technologies, including advanced traveler information systems and infrastructure maintenance, monitoring, and condition assessment to create an integrated and cohesive transportation planning and management program in Oregon serving all modes.

“These technological tools are helping to support a transportation system that is equipped for the future,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson.

FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of cutting-edge technologies that can serve as national models to improve travel for commuters and businesses. This year, the program funded 10 projects valued at $53 million that range from advanced real-time traveler information to Integrated Corridor Management and vehicle communications technologies, paving the way for connected and autonomous vehicles and congestion-relieving traffic management systems.

The ATCMTD program 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.

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