Ohio lands $7.5 million automated driving grant

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Funds will support TRC research efforts

Efforts of the Ohio’s federal legislators supporting a state grant application paid off as the U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week it had awarded a $7.5 million Automatic Driving System Demonstration grant to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

ODOT and its consortium with the Transportation Research Center Inc. located in East Liberty, The Ohio State University and DriveOhio will partner with University of Cincinnati, the City of Youngstown and the City of Athens to develop a statewide demonstration plan to test and deploy ADS technology.

“This is great news for Ohio and will help ensure that the state’s transportation technology ecosystem becomes a model for the country,” Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, “I applaud (U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine) Chao for providing Ohio with the resources to invest in a statewide demonstration plan.”

 

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