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FHWA Awards $2.25 Million Advanced Congestion Management Grant to Idaho for Cutting-Edge Traffic Signal Technology

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FHWA 17D-17 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Contact: Nancy Singer Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded a $2.25 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to Idaho’s Ada Highway District for advanced traffic signal technologies throughout the Boise area.

“Technology is the future of U.S. transportation,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “With innovation such as this, we are making it easier for state and local officials to use state-of-the art tools to curb growing traffic congestion in and around Boise and across the nation.”

Idaho’s Ada County Highway District will use these funds to replace traffic signal controllers and detection systems to curb traffic congestion at 82 intersections.

FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds cutting-edge technologies that are ready to be deployed to enhance existing traffic capacity for commuters and businesses. This year, the program funded 10 projects valued at nearly $54 million that that range from advanced real-time traveler information for drivers, public transit riders and freight shippers, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications that will enhance safety and pave the way for 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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