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Public Transportation Innovation - 5312

Program Overview

Provides funding to develop innovative products and services assisting transit agencies in better meeting the needs of their customers. 

Eligible Recipients

Eligible recipients are determined for each competition, and may include: universities, public transportation systems, state DOTs, non-profit and for-profit entities, amongst others.

Funding Opportunities

Funds may be allocated on a discretionary basis. Grant opportunities are posted on under the CFDA Number 20.514. Interested parties may subscribe on that website to receive notification of all FTA research opportunities by entering 20.514 where it requests the CFDA Number.

Eligible Activities

Research, development, demonstration and deployment projects, and evaluation of technology of national significance to public transportation.

Research Grant Program Requirements

FTA Research, Technical Assistance and Training Program Requirements

Additional information

Research & Technology

Grant Authorization

49 U.S.C. 5312

Grant Type: Competitive