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Fiscal Year 2022 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for Transit Buses Demonstration and Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations Demonstration Program Project Selections

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State Project Sponsor Project Type Project Description Funding
AL University of Alabama Automated Driver Assistance for Transit Buses The University of Alabama will receive funding to test automation technologies for large transit buses using a lab simulation environment and real-world tests to demonstrate cost-effectiveness and equity impacts. $2,000,000
CO Colorado Department of Transportation Automated Driver Assistance for Transit Buses The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive funding to demonstrate ADAS technology in three retrofitted vehicles that service critical rural transit routes. $1,253,952
CT Connecticut Department of Transportation Automated Driver Assistance for Transit Buses The Connecticut Department of Transportation will receive funding to expand an existing FTA-sponsored transit automation program along the CTfastrak bus rapid transit corridor. The project incorporate collision avoidance, precision docking assist, and more to enhance safety and accessibility throughout the CTfastrak local bus network. $2,000,000
FL Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will receive funding to test retrofitting a bus to operate autonomously, which will allow for routine bus yard tasks to be done more efficiently. The agency will implement automated parking and recall to improve bus yard operations and reallocate driver time. $892,609
TX Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive funding to integrate vehicle automation in an advanced yard management system and complete heavy-duty vehicle demonstrations at its operations facility. The project includes a bus automation workforce analysis to address how bus yard automation may impact existing roles and create demand for new positions. $949,500
VA Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Automated Driver Assistance for Transit Buses Virginia Tech will receive funding to publicly demonstrate and collect data on a forward automatic breaking, pedestrian collision avoidance, and more to enhance safety for buses. $4,541,630

Total Funds:
$11,637,691