According to USDA's Grain Transportation report, under its Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment program, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently awarded nearly $10 million for trucking-related projects in California and Kansas.
On U.S. Route 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 grantwill 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.
Read the report here.