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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 Notice of Funding

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Opportunity ID: FTA-2022-015-TRI-STAR


Details: September 22, 2022. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the FY 2022 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for Transit Buses Demonstration and Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations Demonstration.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for a total up to $6.5 million for demonstration projects: $5 million for ADAS for Transit Buses and $1.5 million for an initial phase of Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations.  Additional funding may be provided to implement a second phase of the Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations Demonstration. See the Federal Register Notice. Synopses and a full announcement are posted on Grants.Gov as opportunity FTA-2022-015-TRI-STAR

Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.Gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 21, 2022

Summary: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for funding for transit bus automation demonstration projects under the Public Transportation Innovation Program (49 U.S.C. 5312). FTA is exploring the use of driving automation technologies in bus transit operations as described in the Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan. As part of this research agenda, FTA is funding a number of demonstrations in real-world settings. These projects create a testbed for study of technical issues, user acceptance, operational and maintenance costs, workforce training and transition, and institutional issues, and will further assess the needs for standards development.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for Transit Buses Demonstration and Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations Demonstration are: (1) Public transit agencies, (2) State/local government entities, (3) Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), (4) Federally recognized Indian tribes, and (5) Institutions of higher education, particularly those with Minority Serving Institution status. Applicants must serve as the lead organization to deliver all components of the project, including recruitment and assembly of project partners to participate in the demonstration effort.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: All applicants must complete the attached supplemental form and attach it to their submission in GRANTS.GOV.

Dates: Applicants must submit proposals electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 21, 2022.  Any organization intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the Grants.Gov site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.

FTA will host a webinar on October 6, 2022 to discuss the requirements of the funding opportunity and how to apply. If you have questions, please email transitautomation@dot.gov.

For Further Information: For further information, please contact the FTA program staff at transitautomation@dot.gov, or phone Steven Mortensen at (202) 493-0459.