February 4, 2011. Request for Proposals (RFP): Transit Safety Research Program - Transit Track Worker Safety Protection Demonstration Project [ Word ] [ PDF ]. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2011-010-TRI. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov web site by April 30, 2011.
The scope of this effort is to improve the safety of transit workers, specifically right-of-way safety for rail transit workers through innovative use of new/advanced technologies to reduce the hazards associated with working on or around the right-of-way. This Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks proposals to demonstrate new and innovative technologies to mitigate the hazards associated with rail track work in revenue and non-revenue operation. FTA may fund one or more applications under this notice. The total available funding is $250,000.
Eligible recipients include State and local government agencies, public and private transit agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, consultants, legally constituted public agencies, operators of public transportation services, and private for-profit organizations.
For Further Information Contact
Technical, program management and administrative questions should be directed to Roy Chen, Office of Technology (TRI-20), Room E43-440, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590; email address:RoyWeiShun.Chen@dot.gov, or by phone at 202-366-0462.