ODOT awarded $1.9M grant to improve road safety through innovative tech

WASHINGTON — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been awarded $1,998,000 by the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) discretionary grant program to fund a new way to deal with crashes.

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) made the announcement Monday saying the funds will be used to construct two proofs of concept aimed at addressing, mitigating, and reporting accidents within Ohio.

“Because of our work on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are working to make Ohio roads safer for the millions of Ohioans who travel on them each day,” said Brown. “This investment will build plans to help prevent serious accidents and keep pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers safe.”

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The SMART program was created to offer grants to eligible public sector agencies.

The grants are intended to support demonstration projects that focus on advanced smart community technologies and systems. Its goal is to enhance transportation efficiency and safety.

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