The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $1.25 million in funding to demonstrate and evaluate innovative technologies and designs to improve the state of good repair for transit agencies.
The grant funds are provided through the Public Transportation Innovation Program. Eligible applicants under the NOFO are providers of public transportation, including public transportation agencies, state and local Departments of Transportation, technology system suppliers and bus manufacturers.
The Public Transportation Innovation Program authorizes FTA to fund research, development, demonstrations and deployment projects to improve public transportation. FTA emphasizes the Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program as a competitive demonstration opportunity under its research area of infrastructure.
“This is a unique opportunity for transit agencies to develop innovative technologies and designs while, at the same time, further enhancing the safety of our nation’s transit systems,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams.