U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $2.4 Million Grant to Colorado for the Wolf Creek Pass

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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 $2.4 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the Wolf Creek Pass Advanced Technology Deployment project in southwestern Colorado.

“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.

CDOT will use the funds on the Wolf Creek Pass Technology Deployment project to improve safety and operations for commercial and passenger vehicles by integrating connected vehicle technology with Intelligent Transportation Systems in southwestern Colorado.

“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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