Innovative Infrastructure in the MAFC

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced $4.38 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) demonstration program. Two MAFC states–Kansas and Minnesota–where among the grantees.

Agency Amount Project Description
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) $1,000,000 KDOT will use its AID grant to offset the cost of a technology project known as “CANSYS III” designed to integrate roadway data from the best available sources into a singular, authoritative and innovative transportation geospatial data system. KDOT expects that this type of geospatial data collaboration (an innovation supported by FHWA under EDC) will significantly improve its data collection efforts.
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) $1,000,000 MnDOT will use AID funding on Intelligent Compaction (an innovation supported by FHWA under EDC) and Infrared technologies for 10 paving projects that will put in place long life asphalt pavement with lower life cycle costs and improved construction quality.

 For more information about these and other awards in the FHWA AID program, see the full press release.