November 19, 2010. Request for Proposals (RFP): Transit Asset Management (TAM) Pilot Program [HTML] [PDF]. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2011-004-TPM. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the http://www.grants.gov/web site by January 28, 2011.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals from public transportation providers, state Departments of Transportation (DOT), and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)--individually or in partnership--to demonstrate effective Transit Asset Management (TAM) systems and ``best practices'', which can be replicated to improve transportation asset management at the nation's rail and bus public transportation agencies. Public sector applicants may partner with asset management system suppliers; however the official proposer must be a public agency.
FTA is looking for innovative approaches to asset management using proven technology that will enhance the ability of public transportation providers, MPOs, and state DOTs to maintain their assets in a state of good repair and/or make more informed resource allocation decisions. Proposed solutions must be scalable and transferable such that they can be adapted by public transportation agencies and organizations of various sizes and modes. Additionally, FTA seeks to provide technical assistance to public transportation agencies through written reports and technical knowledge to be provided under the cooperative agreements.
The total available funding for the TAM pilot program is $3 million. FTA will award multiple cooperative agreements, up to $1 million each, to successful proposers for pilot projects that will demonstrate certain aspects of TAM systems. Successful TAM pilot projects will promote the use of advanced tools and practices throughout the public transportation industry.
An applicant must electronically submit a proposal tohttp://www.grants.gov/ by January 18, 2011 for consideration.
For Further Information Contact
For proposal-specific information or issues contact Doris Lyons, Office of Program Management, Doris.Lyons@dot.gov, Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room E46-204, Washington, DC 20590. Phone: (202) 366-1656.