• Wed. May 29th, 2024

Revolutionizing Work Zone Safety through Connected Vehicle Programs: Wyoming Receives $1.5 Million Grant

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Wyoming Receives $1.5M Federal Grant for Technology Initiative

Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has been awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation grant to develop smarter work zones through connected vehicle programs. The grant aims to improve communication between drivers and the department, enabling them to receive real-time information about work zone hazards using a Situation Data Exchange system developed by WYDOT and its partner, engineering firm Trihydro Corp.

The system will provide automated driving systems and drivers with a more transparent and accurate representation of what specific work zones look like on a given day, making it easier for them to navigate safely through these areas. According to WYDOT Director Darin Westby, “The technology will give drivers a better understanding of what they can expect when entering work zones, which will ultimately result in safer working conditions for both our employees and contractors.”

In addition to WYDOT, 33 other states received grants from the Federal Work Zone Data Exchange program. These grants do not require matching funds and include funding for program development and implementation. Once implemented, WYDOT will become the latest state to adopt new Federal Work Zone Data Exchange standards, which aim to improve safety in work zones across the country.

By Samantha Nguyen

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