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US DOT Donates $160 Million to Transportation Technology Projects – Conduit Street

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

SMART Grant Program

The Enhanced Mobility and Revolution in Transportation Enabled by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act (SMART) grant program provides up to $100 million in grants annually over the next five years to use data and technology to empower communities We fund projects that solve real-world challenges. today.

“Thanks to the president’s bipartisan infrastructure legislation, we are making the most ambitious infrastructure investments in generations, so we can and must plan for future transportation needs. “From connected cars that make driving safer, to smart traffic lights that ease congestion, to sensors that detect pavement quality and prioritize repairs, SMART grants help people in communities across America. We fund technology that improves lives.”

The SMART program funds purpose-driven innovation and focuses on building data and technology capabilities and expertise. The program seeks proposals from public agencies to implement demonstration projects in the following areas to address critical transportation priorities:

  • Vehicle technologies such as automation and connectivity
  • System innovations such as delivery and logistics, traffic lights, smart grids, and data integration
  • New ways to monitor and manage infrastructure such as sensors and UAS

The SMART Notice of Funding (NOFO) is now open and can be accessed at The application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Eligible entities are state, local, and tribal governments and agencies. For more information, please visit

ATTAIN Grant Program

The Federal Highway Administration’s $60 million Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) program funds transportation projects aimed at improving safety and reducing travel times. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act added new criteria for ATTAIN applications. Going forward, consideration will be based on how climate change and the disproportionate impact of pollution on low-income communities are addressed.

“To level the playing field and improve the travel experience for all, we need to promote the use of cutting-edge technology, and the ATTAIN program does just that,” said the federal highway administrator. Deputy Stephanie Pollack of said.

ATTAIN NOFO Accessible at State Departments of Transportation, local governments, transit agencies, urban planning organizations, and other eligible entities may applyThe application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2022. For more information, visit his website at FHWA.