U.S. Department of Transportation Grants
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has embarked on an aggressive program to promote sustainability in its policies, operations, investments and research, and ensure that by 2020 not less than 20 percent of electric energy consumed by DOT comes from renewable energy sources
DOT also has made a commitment to pursue opportunities for the national transportation system that will promote energy and natural resource conservation, decrease emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and increase energy efficiency.
One innovative program, Smart Cities Challenges, selected Columbus, Ohio, in June 2016, to receive $40 million from DOT to become the first U.S. city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.
Another DOT initiative is exploring Renewable Energy Uses in Highway Rights of Way.
Financial assistance is available through: