Feds announce millions for smart transportation technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting applications for two programs that will make approximately $160 million available annually for the next five years for projects that use technology to improve our transportation infrastructure and make communities safer…

The program will offer up to $100 million in grants annually over the next five years and will fund projects that use data and technology, according to a news release.

The SMART program will fund purpose-driven innovation and focus on building data and technology capacity and expertise. The Program seeks proposals from public sector entities that will carry out demonstration projects in the following domains to address key transportation priorities:

Vehicle technology, like automation and connectivity.
Systems innovation, like delivery and logistics, traffic signals, smart grid, and data integration.
And new ways to monitor and manage infrastructure, like sensors and UAS.

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