Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems Program
- On October 13, 2023, FTA announced funding for the Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems (ADCMS) Program. FTA’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) solicits proposals from organizations interested in accelerating the use of advanced digital management systems in the transit industry to improve the delivery of transit infrastructure projects.
- The NOFO makes approximately $5.1 million available for an organization to promote digitally based systems that integrate every step of a capital project -- from planning through asset management -- to ensure projects stay on schedule and on budget. Project proposals are due February 12, 2024.
- FTA hosted a webinar for potential applicants on Thursday, October 26, 2023. The presentation is available here.
The Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems Program, created as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law aims to improve how transit agencies deliver capital construction projects. The ADCMS program will fund demonstrations to accelerate the adoption of field-tested digital platforms to reduce costs and improve the delivery of transit infrastructure projects. Digital systems for construction management provide a technology solution for workers throughout the infrastructure project, enabling them to perform tasks faster, more safely, smarter, and more accurately.
FTA is seeking an organization to identify and demonstrate digital construction management tools to better manage transit construction projects, in partnership with at least two transit agencies. This effort will contribute to a best practices document to guide broader implementation of digital systems.
Many transit agencies have implemented elements of construction management, such as program management, but not the more holistic, integrated approach provided by advanced digital systems. These systems take advantage of modern technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and real-time data processing to streamline and coordinate work processes across an organization and throughout the project.
The maximum federal share of project costs under this program is limited to 80 percent. Applicants may seek a lower federal contribution. The applicant must provide the non-Federal share of the net project cost in cash, or in-kind, and must document in its application the source of the non-Federal match. Eligible sources of non-Federal match are detailed in FTA Circular 6100.1E