10.07.16

Gardner Announces $6 Million Smart City Program Grant for Denver

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a $6,000,007 grant to Denver, Colorado from the Advanced Transportation Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD). According to the DOT, the FAST Act established the ATCMTD program “to make competitive grants for the development of model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment.”

 

Last year, Gardner voted for the FAST Act, the first long-term highway transportation bill since 1998. The legislation allowed for localities to have certainty in their long-term planning and the funding from this grant is a direct result of this legislation. Gardner also sent a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx in support of this grant.

 

“Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and it’s important the city updates its infrastructure to keep pace with that growth,” said Gardner. “Last year, I voted for the FAST Act because it provided the long-term certainty needed to plan for Colorado’s infrastructure upgrades. This $6 million grant to Denver is a direct result of that legislation and I’m delighted that Coloradans will benefit from this award. I’ll continue to advocate for Colorado communities at the federal level and ensure that the Centennial state receives the resources it deserves.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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