$417 Million To Fund Highway Projects
The awards were announced August 17.
From the press release:
"Congress created the discretionary grant programs to give the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) latitude to support projects that maintain the nation's roads and bridges, improve roadway safety and make communities more livable." Unlike prior years when Congress chose some of the projects, this year all were awarded through a competitive process.
The largest winners of the Value Pricing Pilot Program were:
*$3,200,000 study to evaluate cordon pricing for downtown Los Angeles.
*$1.22 million to introduce peak-pricing on the 183A Turnpike in Austin, TX and "studying the influence on driving patterns, including dynamic ridesharing and HOV.
*$1.12 million to study pricing strategies for the I-95 corridor from New Haven to New York.
Thanks to Richard Mudge