$1M Grant to Help KDOT Develop Roadway Data System

March 31, 2015

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to help fund a project to integrate roadway data from multiple sources into a single data system.

The grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment demonstration program was announced today in Washington, D.C., by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Reliable roadway data is vital to Next Generation 911 dispatching, emergency response, public safety, mail and package delivery, route optimization for bus, snow removal, intelligent transportation systems, mapping, and automated vehicle routing and location systems.

The federal grant will accelerate the process of collecting and integrating roadway data from many sources into a single system developed by KDOT.

“Innovation in our transportation infrastructure will change the way America moves,” said Foxx. “These grants encourage communities to use new technology and new ways to envision solutions to our transportation problems.”