In 2023, RAISE Grants funded over 160 projects, supporting municipalities, counties, port authorities, tribal governments and MPOs across a number of multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional projects. The goal of the RAISE program is to fund surface transportation projects that will have a significant local or regional impact that advance the Departmental priorities including; safety, equity, climate and sustainability.

With applications for 2024 Grants now open, find out how Viva can support your project and funding submission. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2024.

Who is eligible to apply

States, District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States, a unit of local government, a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States, a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority, a Federally recognized Indian Tribe or a consortium of such Indian Tribes, a transit agency, a multi-State or multijurisdictional group of entities that are separately eligible.

Planning Projects

As part of the RAISE Notice of Funding Opportunity activities eligible for funding under the RAISE planning grants are related to the planning, preparation, or design— for example environmental analysis, equity analysis, community engagement, feasibility studies, benefit-cost analysis, and other pre-construction activities.

In addition, activities eligible for RAISE planning grants include those related to multidisciplinary projects or regional planning such as the development of master plans, comprehensive plans and transportation corridor plans including those that seek to reduce conflicts with non-motorized traffic.

Importance of Data Collection

Data plays a pivotal role within the award, with planning grant applications required to include data on the problem intended to be addressed. Recipients and subrecipients are encouraged to incorporate program evaluation including associated data collection activities from the outset of their program design and implementation to meaningfully document and measure the effectiveness of their projects and strategies.

How can Viva support your application?

Traditional traffic monitoring technology is unable to accurately process the variety and volume of transport using our roads today. Incumbent technologies, such as induction loops and radar, predominantly focus on motorized, vehicular data capture. When tasked with gathering data on other modes, accuracy is reduced. They are limited in the datasets they can capture, namely Classified Counts and Speed.

Viva AI sensors gather highly accurate and anonymous multimodal data to track transport movement, travel patterns and network behaviors. Our powerful 24/7 technology equips transport decision makers with the insights they need to optimize the transport network, improve urban infrastructure and enhance road safety.

Because Viva provides real-time insights, authorities can pilot and test low-cost and quick-build solutions and understand their impact immediately on a wide variety of data points including, speed, congestion, utilization, near misses, and more.  This saves our customers money, time, and most importantly minimizes safety risks for road users.

At Viva, our vision is to make cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. We provide cities with highly accurate multimodal traffic monitoring data and road safety risk analysis via our latest Near Miss feature.

Near Miss analysis can be defined as reporting what could have happened but didn’t. Our Near Miss feature combines road user speed and path datasets, analyzing the post-encroachment time of vehicles as they cross a single point. This data can reveal high risk areas to inform proactive rather than reactive safety interventions.

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