Making Connections

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have resources to help states and municipalities harness this technology, from ongoing projects with the winners of the Smart Cities Challenge to grants and technology demonstrations to help agencies develop and implement CV systems. One city to take advantage of these resources is Denver, CO. Through a connected system, Denver's Department of Public Works aims to reduce congestion and improve safety. Connected systems can provide more efficient traffic signal priority, or send an alert directly to a vehicle at risk of crashing into a pedestrian who is difficult to see. Vehicles with this technology can more safely pass other cars on the highway, receive alerts about other vehicles in a blind spot, and report icy conditions to the city so snow plows can be sent out. Denver applied for and received an Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant in 2016. This article describes Denver's use of the grant funds to fulfill the city's broader Smart City mission to use technology and data to improve the health, mobility, and safety of all those who live, work, and play in Denver.


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  • Accession Number: 01706465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 17 2019 2:48PM