Transportation


Apply GIS to resilient infrastructure projects using federal funding

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Rethink transportation infrastructure investments


Transportation agencies have the opportunity to use funding resources to build needed transportation networks for the future, not simply repair aging infrastructure. With a geographic approach to infrastructure planning and management, agency leaders can analyze data with location-based context that informs strategic decisions about where and how to invest transportation infrastructure funding.

Areas that GIS can support

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Fund the right project at the right time


Making the most strategic investments involves finding the optimal balance among factors such as safety, congestion mitigation, and economic development to achieve the greatest societal benefit. GIS analysis can help you understand the trade-offs between different investments, ensuring that agencies' dollars deliver the greatest impact. GIS is a platform of insight that helps decision-makers achieve smarter transportation infrastructure investments that benefit the community.

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Design lasting transportation networks


GIS is an essential tool to address current climate-related vulnerabilities, identify areas with future risk, and determine where to focus mitigation efforts. Design resilient infrastructure and stay aligned with federal funding objectives with spatial analysis that enhances nearly every aspect of infrastructure planning and project management.

Use GIS to

  • Inventory and manage the conditions of assets. 
  • Understand asset criticality, determined by social and economic importance, and identify available alternatives.
  • Run prediction models that reveal patterns that help develop long-range plans.
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Ensure transportation systems are fair and equitable


Location is central to understanding inequity, especially in transportation where mobility and accessibility vary with demographics. GIS provides a framework for analyzing social imbalances in communities near infrastructure investments so agencies can achieve greater equity and meet new federal funding equity requirements. Deliver enhanced mobility to jobs, schools, housing, and health care with location-based data and analysis in GIS.

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Products for your recovery efforts

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Available funding programs


Current funding programs support a wide range of transportation investment activities. GIS can help you meet and stay aligned with the objectives in these featured programs.

Bridge Investment Program Grant

This grant provides funding to reduce the number of bridges in poor or at-risk condition. Applications close July 25, 2022.

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Safe Streets for All Program Grant

This grant funds regional, local, and tribal initiatives that work to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Applications close September 15, 2022.

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Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program Grant

This grant provides funding to help reconnect communities previously cut off from economic opportunities through public transportation and infrastructure solutions. Applications close October 13, 2022.

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Wildlife Crossing Safety

Section 11123 of the IIJA establishes a wildlife crossing pilot program to provide grants for projects designed to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve habitat connectivity.

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Insight on how to use federal funding

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    Webinar

    DOT Webinar: Addressing the Impacts of Infrastructure Investments

    Esri recognizes that the transportation industry must take bold new approaches to shaping our future. Understanding what is in front of us in a real-world setting will help decide whether we maintain and build infrastructure in the traditional fashion or if we need to shift our approach. By preparing today, we can envision how forward-thinking communities will thrive in the future.

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    GIS for Effective Safety Management

    For roadways to become safer for citizens, DOTs need to have an effective safety management program. By using GIS as framework professionals can be empowered with tools to design better programs to improve overall roadway safety.

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    Improving safety for wildlife and people on roadways

    Organizations and agencies can combine roadkill data and GIS analysis to know where collision protection projects will have the greatest impact.

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    Build back smarter with GIS

    GIS provides a framework to facilitate data sharing and collaboration, allowing agencies to share the same information and have the same understanding with respect to project definitions and assumptions. Plan and deliver more strategic infrastructure investments with GIS.

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    A Focus on Transportation and Transit Funding

    This webinar from the Aligning Your Programs with Federal Funding series focuses on expanding your use of GIS with federal funding to address transportation and transit needs.

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    Achieving Transportation Equity through GIS

    This webinar features Esri's transportation and racial equity experts along with LA Metro's executive officer of equity and race, KeAndra D. Cylear Dodds, discussing how GIS can be applied to ensure more equitable transportation planning.

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Additional Funded Areas


Explore how Esri technology aligns with other funding objectives.

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