The U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Notice of Funding Opportunity on the Work Zone Data Exchange Demonstration Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) Demonstration Grants on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Up to $2,400,000 in federal funding will be available to eligible infrastructure owners and operators through this program for implementation of the WZDx specification.
The purpose of this research program is to increase the safety of the traveling public through the production of consistent public work zone data feeds across jurisdictions. The program provides one-time funding for public roadway operators to make unified work zone data feeds available for use by third parties and collaborate on specification development. The current closing date for applications is August 3, 2020. View the NOFO to learn more.
WZDx Demonstration Grants Solicitation Information Session Webinar
To support roadway operators considering applying for this funding opportunity, the U.S. DOT is hosting a free solicitation webinar, or virtual information session, for the NOFO for WZDx Demonstration Grants. The webinar is scheduled for June 25, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST.
Title: Background and Application Information for the Work Zone Data Exchange Demonstration
Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
- Martin Knopp, Associate Administrator for Operations, FHWA
- Todd Peterson, Transportation Specialist, Work Zone Management, FHWA
- Ariel Gold, Program Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, U.S. DOT
- Ryan Buck, Agreements Officer, FHWA
Registration Link: https://wzdxsolicitationwebinar.eventbrite.com/
To learn more about the WZDx Specification, please visit: https://www.transportation.gov/av/data/wzdx.
To learn about the Data for Automated Vehicle Integration initiative, which sponsors this research program, please visit: https://www.transportation.gov/av/data.