Applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s $4.5 million Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Transport Technology Grants Program are now open.
Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today asked companies, industry bodies and other organisations to apply for a grant to trial projects that support innovation and the development of transport technologies and products that benefit Victoria and the wider Australian community.
The grants will leverage and explore existing and advanced technologies that have the capabilities to meet current and emerging transport infrastructure demands.
The grants will allow VicRoads to work with industry to develop technologies to help reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow, reduce road crashes, improve the integration between transport modes, improve environmental sustainability; and improve traveller information to enable to choice alternative transport modes.
The grants will also allow industry to undertake research and trials and provide an opportunity to showcase new technologies and innovation at the 2016 ITS World Congress to be held in Melbourne in October.
Funded as part of the $13.3 million Smarter Journeys package announced in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, the program will look for trials of technologies that help to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow on the state’s road network.
Applications will close on Friday, 15 April, with successful candidates announced in late-May.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“We’re looking at innovative ways to tackle traffic delays and reduce congestion across Victoria.”
“As Victoria’s population continues to grow, it’s vital that we look for more efficient ways to move people around the State.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020