Rural transportation leaders frequently assert that it is difficult to find funding to support everyday road maintenance, construction and operations. It is more difficult to justify allocating money for connected vehicle technologies due to some misunderstandings that negatively impacts the decision-makers’ willingness to deploy these technologies. Reoccurring perceptions or concerns regarding connected vehicles include:
- Respondents and decision makers perceive V2I technologies as largely utilized to address congestion issues.
- Connected vehicle applications are not mature enough for decision makers to base funding decisions around them.
- There is skepticism regarding connected vehicle technologies and what is involved in ensuring that they function properly.
- The cost of deploying connected vehicle technology and applications in rural areas is assumed to be particularly high.
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