The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has made $60 million available in grants to fund new technologies that will improve transportation efficiency and safety across the country.

The Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants will help develop model deployment sites for large-scale installation and operation of advanced technologies that improve safety, efficiency, and system performance.

The ATCMTD program is in it’s fifth year and has provided more than $206 million for projects in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

“These grants promote the use of advanced technologies to address critical safety issues and efficiency throughout our nation’s transportation network,” said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason in a press release.

“This program helps unleash technological potential to improve travel for all Americans.”

State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and other eligible entities are currently invited to apply for the grants.

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