Applications are Being Accepted for the $7 Million Multistate Corridor Operations and Management Program

Applications are sought from existing and potential multistate organizations, coalitions, or other arrangements or entities engaged in corridor transportation activities to apply for participation in the Multistate Corridor Operations and Management Program authorized by the  Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

The purpose of this program is to  promote regional cooperation, planning, and shared project implementation for programs and projects to improve multimodal  transportation system management and operations. This notice seeks applications for available fiscal year (FY) 2012 funding ($7 million)  for this program, which will be provided to cover a maximum of 80 percent of proposed program/project costs. Multiple awards are possible, but not guaranteed.

Since the MCOM program is funded by the DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Research program, eligible activities include research, operational testing, evaluation, technology transfer, and limited pre-deployment support for innovative strategies and technologies intended to improve corridor safety and operational performance, enhance economic competitiveness, improve sustainability by reducing energy use and harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance livability. Examples of the types of multimodal activities that could be supported through the MCOM program include improvements in corridor planning and analysis, performance monitoring and management, low emission zones, eco-lanes for alternative fuel vehicles, efficient and safe movement of freight, data sharing, traveler information, response to major traffic incidents adverse weather/emergencies, and electronic fee and fare payments. The Department is also particularly interested in programs and projects that support, extend, or complement ongoing ITS program initiatives.

DATES: Formal applications must be submitted no later than April 2, 2013 to be assured consideration. Applications should be submitted through http://www.grants.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the program discussed herein, contact Mr. Robert Arnold, Director, FHWA Office of Transportation Management, (202) 366-1285, or via email at Robert.Arnold@dot.gov, or Ms. Kate Hartman, Program Manager, RITA Truck and Program Assessment, (202) 366-2742, or via email at Kate.Hartman@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Adam Sleeter, Attorney Advisor, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-8839, or via email at adam.sleeter@dot.gov. Business hours for the FHWA are from
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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More information about the ITS program is available at http://www.its.dot.gov

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