The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $3 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Port of Los Angeles Gateway Project.
The Port of Los Angeles Gateway Project will implement cloud-based, artificial intelligence applications to help streamline and schedule the staging of cargo and empty returns.
The application introduces new means to help direct cargo owners, truckers and drayage drivers and reduce congestion at the port.
The grant will help the Port of Los Angeles deploy advanced technologies to improve trucking, drayage and terminal operator activities.
FHWA’s ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $45.2 million to 10 projects using advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies that will improve mobility and safety, provide multimodal transportation options and support underserved communities.
“With these grants, the Biden-Harris Administration is helping communities deliver modern transportation systems that connect people to where they want to go more affordably, efficiently, and safely,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
“We’re pleased to support these innovative solutions that will improve driving and public transit for Americans in urban, suburban, and rural areas alike.”
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“ATCMTD grants promote innovations that help expand access to transportation for communities in rural areas and cities alike, improve connectivity, and prepare America’s transportation systems for the future,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack.
“The Port of Los Angeles Gateway Project will use advanced technologies to help relieve port congestion and facilitate freight movement in the region.”
The FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds early deployments of forward-looking technologies that can serve as national models.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) continues the ATCMTD from 2022 through 2026 at the same level of funding with a greater focus on rural transportation, transit, paratransit and protecting the environment.
BIL adds several new eligible activities such as advanced transportation technologies to improve emergency evacuation and response by federal, state and local authorities, integrated corridor management systems, advanced parking reservation or variable pricing systems and technologies that enhance congestion pricing and automated vehicle communications.
Nationally, yesterday the USDOT announced it has begun sharing data with partners of its Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) programme, designed to address supply chain challenges.