$50MM SMART Grants Toward 34 Technology Demonstration Projects

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – $50 million in SMART grant funding will be allocated to 34 technology projects, including projects related to rail.

The Biden-Harris Administration announced more than $50 million in grants will go toward 34 technology demonstration projects. These grants come from the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. Over the span of five+ years, the program provides $500 million for State, local, and Tribal governments to “leverage advances in technology to create safer, more efficient, and more innovative transportation systems.” This marks the second year for SMART grant awards after receiving 321 eligible grant applications. 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the “Biden-Harris administration is proud to award $50 million to promising technology projects that have the potential to help Americans travel more safely, affordably, and efficiently. . . Today’s funding will help 34 communities across the country advance innovative solutions for better rail crossings, safer road intersections, improved transit accessibility, and more.” 

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