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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that it will award more than $3 million in contracts under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to 20 small businesses in 14 states. The contracts aim to help small businesses with the commercialization of new transportation technologies.

The awardees include two projects focused on Geohazard Identification and Quantification for Pipeline Risk Models awarded to California-based Paulsson Inc. and Applied Engineering Management Corporation and two projects focused on Physical Intervention Systems for Wrong-way Drivers on Ramps awarded to Wisconsin-based Traffic & Parking Control Inc. and Arizona-based RS Solutions.

According to DOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Diana Furchtgott-Roth, the selected projects have the potential to improve safety and infrastructure on highways, rails, pipelines and vehicles.

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