According to the USDA Grain Transportation Report, under its Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment program, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded nearly $10 million for trucking-related projects in California and Kansas. On U.S. 83, a two-lane corridor critical to freight transport in Kansas, a $6.7 million grant will help install 100 miles of fiber-optic cable and advanced technologies.
The technologies will provide traffic, weather, and other information to optimize truck-freight routing and improve economic productivity. At the Port of Los Angeles’s Gateway project, a $3 million FHWA grant will help implement cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline the staging of cargo and empty returns. The AI application introduces a new approach to reducing port congestion by helping to direct cargo owners, truckers, and drayage drivers.
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