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USDOT Awards $8.8M in AID Demonstration Grants

Posted: 1/17/2024

FHWA has announced recipients of $8.8M in AID Demonstration grants, funding 10 projects in eight states plus the District of Columbia to deploy transportation innovations that enhance safety and save time, money, and resources.

These grants, which can also be used for other innovative transportation technologies such as ultra-high-performance concrete to digital mapping programs, are provided by FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program.

The AID Demonstration Program provides incentive grants and other resources to offset the risk of implementing a transportation innovation. The incentive funding, distributed through a competitive discretionary grant process, allows tribal governments, state DOTs, federal land management agencies, and local governments to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation and demonstrate state-of-the-art technologies.

Winner's Spotlight: Arizona

AZDOT received $970K for their “Next Generation Freeway & Arterial Work Zones” project that will deploy smart work zone technologies that share real-time data from active construction areas to improve agency monitoring, enhance worker safety, and improve traveler information tools.

AID Grant awards are one of many topics
 covered in the January/February 2024 issue of FHWA's Innovator Magazine, now in its 100th issue. Other articles include:

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Innovator, published by the FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation, advances the deployment of innovative technologies and accelerated project delivery methods in highway transportation.

Innovator is designed for transportation professionals in highway agencies, trade & research groups, academia, the private sector, and the driving public.

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