Daily News Briefs, January 6, 2021

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FHWA Awards Grants For Deployment Of Advanced Transportation Technology

“Mass Transit” Magazine reports, the US Federal Highway Administration “awarded 10 projects a share of $49.6 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants. The [annual] program provides federal funding for use of advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies that will improve mobility and safety and support vehicle connectivity.” The Georgia, Maine and Utah DOTs, and the San Diego Association of Governments were among the recipients of this year’s grants. (Link inserted by TRN)

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Intelligent Transportation Systems US Department of Transportation (USDOT) US Gov't Transportation Funding V2X and V2V Technology

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IBTTA Initiative On Toll Industry Diversity Leads To Scholarship Awards

IBTTA announced that its foundation arm has selected three students attending historically black colleges and universities to receive $5,000 scholarships. IBTTA’s Task Force on Diversity, Social and Racial Inclusion devised the tuition awards program in recognition of “the importance of supporting higher education to strengthen our industry; and the necessity to provide more opportunities for mentorship and leadership in the transportation tolling industry.” The students, who attend the University of the District of Columbia and Hampton University, are pursuing undergraduate degrees in transportation-related fields of study.

Contractor, Executive and Employee Diversity IBTTA

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