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Texas Connected Freight Corridors: A Sustainable Connected Vehicle Deployment

Appendix A - Transmittal Letter

Texas Department of Transportation - 126 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483 - 512-4638588 -

June 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Operations
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Mail Drop: E86-205
Washington, DC 20590
Attn: Mr. Davis Harris

Dear Mr. Harris:

The attached proposal for the Texas Connected Freight Corridor is submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for consideration in the U.S. Department of Transportation Advanced Transportation Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Program.

This proposal would build on existing developments in technology to create a sustainable connected and automated vehicle system deployment that includes the I-10, I-35 and I-45 corridors which link Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The project goals are to deploy vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications with commercial vehicles to address safety and mobility.

The traveling public and commercial transportation will benefit from the development and evaluation of new tools to maintain safety on major corridors, manage congestion and provide travel communication in real time.

Your consideration of this proposal for the ATCMTD is requested. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Michael Chacon at (512) 416-3200.



James M. Bass
Executive Director


Marc D. Williams, P.E., Deputy Executive Director
William L. Hale, P.E., Chief Engineer
Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy & Innovation
Michael A. Chacon, P.E., Director of Traffic Operations Division
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