09. Is there a screening mechanism that will assist the applicant and FTA in determining what is an appropriate project for submission under the PIPP?
As with a waiver or modification request, an applicant may submit a preliminary application to email@example.com and the appropriate FTA Regional Administrator. An application is a short narrative that articulates the basic elements of the applicant's proposed use of PIPP and provides the basis for FTA to offer the applicant a preliminary assessment of the viability of potential experimental features. As the program matures and PIPP waivers or modifications are approved, FTA will also share with the applicant information about lessons learned from previous PIPP projects that may be relevant to the proposed project.