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Transit Worker and Rider Safety Best Practices Research Project

What’s New

  • On December 15, 2022, FTA announced a notice of funding opportunity for up to $500,000 for a cooperative agreement for a research project to help transit agencies address transit worker and rider assaults. The research project is intended to identify public safety risks for transit workers and riders, determine the most effective mitigation strategies to minimize those risks, and promote the implementation of those strategies.
    • Proposals must be submitted electronically through GRANTS.GOV by February 13, 2023.
       
  • FTA hosted a webinar on January 18, 2023 on this NOFO.

Overview

The Transit Worker and Rider Safety Best Practices Research Project is part of a larger safety research effort at the USDOT to provide technical and financial support to transit agencies and the transit industry to pursue innovative approaches to reduce safety hazards.

FTA seeks to fund a cooperative agreement to:

  • produce a best practices report (phase 1) 
  • conduct pilot demonstration project (phase 2)

This NOFO will provide funding for phase I. Eligibility for phase II is subject to the availability of future funding.

Statutory Reference(s)

Public Transportation Innovation (49 U.S.C. § 5312)

Due Date

Proposals must be submitted electronically by February 13, 2023. Applicants must first register at Grants.gov prior to submitting the application.

Grant Type: Competitive