DoT Announces $65 Million in Tech Grants

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday the award of more than $56 million in support of technologies that reduce congestion and $8 million in support of innovative transit.

“From automated vehicles to connected infrastructure to data analytics, technology is transforming how we move around our country, and some of the most exciting innovation is happening at the local level,” said Foxx.

The projects, announced at the White House Frontiers Conference, will use new technology, data, mobile apps, and open data platforms to innovate transportation and transit.

The projects selected by the  Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) include:

  • $10,990,750 to the City and County of San Francisco, for dynamic tolling for the Bay Bridge.
  • $10,899,318 to the City of Pittsburgh, for “Smart Spine” corridors that connect isolated neighborhoods with metropolitan areas.
  • $8,939,052 to the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston, for innovative mobility options that expand the capacity of users.
  • $7,813,256 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in New York, for connected vehicle applications.
  • $6,000,007 to the City and County of Denver, for a freight efficiency corridor.
  • $5,997,500 to the City of Marysville, Ohio, for corridor-focused vehicle applications.
  • $3 million to the City of Los Angeles for connected vehicle technologies.
  • $3 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for deployment of the Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS) Project.

The projects selected by the Mobility on Demand initiative include:

  • $1,350,000 to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority for its partnership with Lyft.
  • $1,204,000 to Dallas Area Rapid Transit for integrating ride-sharing services into its ticketing app.
  • $1,085,000 to the City of Palo Alto, Calif., for trip reduction software, a multimodal trip planning app, and workplace parking discounts.
  • $1,001,000 to Valley Metro Rail of Phoenix, for a platform that includes mobile ticketing and multimodal trip planning.
  • $678,000 to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon for a platform that integrates transit and shared-use mobility options.
  • $669,158 to the Regional Transit Authority of Pima County, Ariz., for subscription-based ride sharing.
  • $500,000 to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority in Pinellas, Fla., for a door-to-door paratransit service.
  • $480,000 to the Vermont Agency of Transportation for its statewide transit trip planner.
  • $400,000 to the Chicago Transit Authority for adding a bike sharing company to its transportation app.
  • $358,000 to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit for an integrated carpool-to-transit program.
  • $205,922 to Pierce Transit in Pierce County, Wash., for its Limited Access Connections project.


Morgan Lynch
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Morgan Lynch is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Federal IT and K-12 Education.
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