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Eligible organizations looking to secure DOT Federal Highway Administration grant funding are required to apply by February 2, 2024.

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is awarding qualifying transportation agencies with grant funds as part of its Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) program. With an application deadline of February 2, 2024, eligible organizations will be provided with funds for adopting new technologies that aid in transportation planning, roadway safety and efficiency, infrastructure integrity and more.

The introduction of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is also helping generate newfound interest in intelligent data for many transportation agencies. The passing of this bill gives them additional funds for using tools that support smarter, more data-driven infrastructure plans. Whether you work for a state or local Department of Transportation (DOT), a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), or a regional transportation commission, high-quality data can help you improve mobility in your region. In turn, this data can help improve everyday road conditions for residents, help the economy thrive, and help keep people safer.

At the U.S. federal level, the Biden-Harris Administration also outlined its transportation infrastructure objectives for 2022-2026 via a package of executive orders. Established in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a few of the plan’s key focuses include improving existing transportation infrastructure and using new solutions to help preserve the safety of all motorists.

All of these initiatives are part of a concerted effort to prioritize technological advancement in pursuit of a better transportation system that works more effectively for everyone.

 

How does data influence streamlined transportation operations?

Given these recent federal initiatives and grants being allocated, it’s clear that governments are realizing the power of data to sharpen their transportation sustainability strategies, advance motorist safety and proactively limit inefficiencies. Improvement is the key driver of why administrations are prioritizing new investments in mobility innovation and other unique technologies. By collecting connected vehicle data, agencies can identify ways to make transportation more efficient via trend analysis and the discovery of hidden problems in their current systems.

Geotab ITS is empowering planners and engineers with transportation analytics solutions for agencies and organizations across North America. We’re committed to helping your transportation agency operate closer to its peak potential by supplying critical insights through our platform’s capabilities. Our Altitude platform empowers agencies in the U.S. and Canada to collect detailed information on crucial aspects of operations like roads, trip details and parking habits. Scalable data helps you connect these tendencies of travel and gain a stronger understanding of how to enrich the overall transportation experience.

In order for transportation agencies to effectively deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies, they must first understand where (and more so why) they need to do so. Only then will they realize the positive impacts on safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment. The Geotab ITS Altitude platform was built not only to help these agencies begin to plan for these efforts but also to help them monitor the performance after deployment.

 

Embracing transportation agency resources to promote better outcomes

With the funding being provided by the ATTAIN program as well as solutions like Geotab’s Altitude platform, multiple resources are available to help your transportation organization thrive. If you manage a transportation agency or another eligible institution, make sure to apply for funds from the ATTAIN grant before February 2. For more information about our Altitude solution and the potential benefits of aggregating transportation data for your team, schedule a personalized demo today. 

 

 

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