The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced April 18, 2018, it is accepting applications for grants from a pool of up to $60 million in federal funding under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The grants will be made to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large-scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance and infrastructure return on investment.
The grants will be made under the FHWA’s Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative (ATCMTD). To be selected for an ATCMTD award, an applicant must be an eligible applicant. Eligible applicants are state or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations representing a population of more than 200,000, or other political subdivisions of a state or local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities), or a multijurisdictional group or consortia of research institutions or academic institutions.
The FHWA said it encourages partnerships with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders. Typically, the FHWA said, a consortium is a meaningful arrangement with all members involved in planning the overall direction of the group’s activities and participating in most aspects of the group; the consortium is a long-term relationship intended to last the full life of the grant. Any application submitted by a sole research or academic institution and that is not part of a consortium will not be considered for selection, the FHWA said.
Individual grants will be up to $12 million.
For more information and to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/FHWAGrants.