Road to Zero Initiative Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

The Road to Zero (RTZ) initiative was launched in 2016 by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with the National Safety Council.  The organization has the goal of eliminating roadway deaths within 30 years.  The Intelligent Car Coalition was one of the founding Steering Committee members of RtZ. 

As part of Road to Zero’s work, the U.S. Department of Transportation committed $1 million a year for three years and an additional $500,000 in Year 2 to fund Safe System Innovation Grants.

In 2019, there were eight grant winners.  The grant winners will work on projects related to the use of artificial intelligence with intelligent roadway design and strategic policing to decrease speed on high-risk roads; the importance of seatbelt use on motorcoaches; the advantages of safe systems approaches for rural areas; the importance of increasing new teen drivers’ knowledge of sharing the road with commercial vehicles; improving safety for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists, and more.  Congratulations to all of the winners!