Four western states seek funding for truck parking information system

The I-10 Corridor Coalition, made up of state DOTs from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, is seeking a federal grant to help fund a system that would alert truckers of available parking at rest areas.The I-10 Corridor Coalition, made up of state DOTs from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, is seeking a federal grant to help fund a system that would alert truckers of available parking at rest areas.

A group of four western states along the I-10 corridor are seeking federal funding to develop a system to let truck drivers know about available parking along the corridor.

The I-10 Corridor Coalition, made up of departments of transportation from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, is seeking a $13.7 million grant through the Federal Highway Administration to develop a system that would inform truckers about available parking at rest areas through signs along the corridor. Grant recipients for FHWA’s Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment program will be selected by Sept. 30, the agency says.

“When we launched the I-10 Corridor Coalition two years ago, this is exactly the kind of collaboration we had in mind,” Arizona DOT Director John Halikowski said. “By working together, our states can create a safer environment on I-10 that will be more efficient for drivers and boost economies across the region.”

Truck parking is among the priorities for the I-10 Corridor Coalition, which formed in 2016 to remove “friction” along the corridor, such as the variety of commercial vehicle permitting and inspection practices in each state, in order to make freight movement more efficient.

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