March 14, 2024


WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) and Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken announced over $2 million in federal funding for the City of Anaheim to use for traffic improvements, safety, and enforcement. This funding is a direct result of Democrats’ passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which Correa helped get signed into law. As part of this announcement, Correa and Aitken released the following statement: 

“Anaheim residents deserve shorter commutes and to feel safe when they get on the road. This funding represents our federal tax dollars coming home to make that goal even more tangible, and it has the potential to decrease congestion and ensure those breaking the law are caught and held accountable,” Correa and Aitken said. “This is a shining example of our government working for, and delivering for, Main Street. We won’t stop working together, alongside our federal, state, and local partners, to ensure that Anaheim continues to get the federal support it deserves, for all those who work in Anaheim and call Anaheim home.”

Specifically, the funding will be used to use off-the-shelf V2X technologies and automated traffic signal performance measures to test the effectiveness of signal priority and red-light violation warning use cases at signalized intersections on two corridors.

This funding was made available through the Department of Transportation’s Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) discretionary grant program which was created through the BIL with the help of Rep. Correa, and is appropriated $100 million annually for fiscal years (FY) 2022-2026. The SMART program was established to provide grants to eligible public sector agencies to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems in order to improve transportation efficiency and safety.

You can learn more about the SMART program HERE