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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

FY20 Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Project Selections

State Project Sponsor Project Description Funding Amount
CA Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA METRO) will receive funding to work with researchers and technology firms to encourage new ways to travel, including transit, rideshare and vanpooling under FTA’s Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) program. Please see below for more information. $700,000
CO Regional Transportation District The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver will receive funding for a multi-modal trip platform to integrate RTD bus and rail with inter-city bus and microtransit travel services, allowing riders to plan for multimodal trips with integrated fare options. $687,000
DE Delaware Transit Corporation Delaware Transit Corporation will receive funding to partner with the private mobility service, Via, to develop software that integrates fixed-route bus service, paratransit and microtransit in Georgetown. With dynamic fare pricing and trip planning available on one platform, the software will expand limited bus service and create more efficient transportation to jobs and healthcare in rural Sussex County. $317,692
FL Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will receive funding to integrate its Direct Connect program, which connects riders in areas with low-frequency transit service to subsidized on-demand trips, into its mobile app. This project will offer riders a simple way to plan and book multimodal trips. $120,000
GU Guam Regional Transit Authority The Guam Regional Transit Authority will introduce on-demand transit service to expand connections between rural communities and the island's Naval Base to the island's commercial centers. GRTA will provide eight accessible vehicles and incorporate technologies to allow on-demand trip scheduling and mobile payments. $1,950,106
IA Iowa Department of Transportation The Regional Transit Authority of northeast Iowa will receive funding to modernize its demand-response transportation services in Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson counties. Improvements include an app with real-time transit information, a scheduling website and an online platform for agencies to coordinate shared trips and reduce duplication of services. $120,000
IL Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH) The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways will receive funding, in partnership with Metra, Pace, and the Chicago Transit Authority to support public engagement efforts to encourage transit ridership for residents of south Cook County. The project will target outreach to low-income residents and potential new transit customers about reduced fares and seemless travel options across the county's transit providers. $330,000
IN Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) will receive funding to create a technology platform and enhanced customer service effort that will combine trip planning and payment integration into a single system. The project will provide riders with transportation options across public, nonprofit and private mobility providers through an app or call center. $400,000
KY Transit Authority of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (Lextran) The Transit Authority of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government will receive funding to develop a platform that will provide real-time vehicle and demand information for transportation options on the University of Kentucky campus. The platform will allow students to book a ride while dispatchers manage vehicle capacity and support social distancing efforts during the COVID-19 public health emergency. $422,625
LA Capital Area Transit System The Capital Area Transit System (CATs) in Baton Rouge will receive funding to develop software that will provide riders with real-time vehicle tracking information and allow them to provide feedback to CATS on cleanliness, maintenance and other issues. This project is also expected to create new revenue streams by enabling targeted, location-based advertising to transit users. $250,000
MA Pioneer Valley Transit Authority The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority in western Massachusetts will receive funding to install on-bus technology to modernize fare payment and data collection. In addition to improving the rider experience, the new fare system will include interactive dashboards to track rider travel patterns to support service planning and other modeling efforts. $617,000
MD Montgomery County Maryland Montgomery County, Maryland, will receive funding to develop a regional electronic fare payment system to improve options for riders and allow them to more easily move between systems in the Washington Metropolitan area. The system will electronically validate transit transfers and expand the ability to pay using smart phones. $468,820
MI The City of Highland Park Michigan The City of Highland Park and partner IXR Mobility will receive funding to launch a multi-modal platform with trip planning, booking, and payment services. The project will be integrated into regional transportation strategies to improve service quality and efficiency. $225,500
MN Minnesota Department of Transportation The Minnesota Department of Transportation will receive funding for a regional platform to enable multi-modal trip planning and payment for residents in a 13-county area in southern Minnesota. The project will integrate transportation services across rural, small urban and large urban communities and inform strategies for increasing transit ridership and improving service quality, especially in rural areas. $628,000
MO Kansas City Area Transportation Authority The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will receive funding to equip buses with an advanced driver assistance system that uses precision guidance sensors to dock at stations and provide level boarding across the agency's bus rapid transit system. The project will improve accessibility and reduce dwell time, providing a better customer experience. $600,000
NC City of Wilson The City of Wilson in rural central North Carolina will receive funding to replace its fixed-route transit service with on-demand, rural microtransit to provide more targeted service and solve first/last mile connections. The microtransit system will include accessible vehicles, phone booking and lower fares. $250,000
NY Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will receive funding to partner with Prover Technology Inc. to demonstrate the benefits of integrating new technology into communications-based train control. The project will illustrate the potential benefits of an innovative service delivery model for train control systems and result in improved safety, cost savings and expedited project delivery. $180,000
OH Western Reserve Transit Authority Western Reserve Transit Authority will partner with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to deploy automated electric vehicles designed for accessibility in Mahoning Valley, Ohio and Santa Clara Valley, California to augment fixed-route bus and paratransit services. The two locations will test the ability of the AVs to provide more efficient and cost-effective service under different climates and operating conditions. $2,331,000
OR Oregon Department of Transportation The Oregon Department of Transportation will receive funding to build a web-based repository of transit data, census data and open-source software. The project will build a user interface providing near-real time and historical transit network information to planners at the local, state and federal levels to support planning, investment and management of large transit networks. $480,000
RI Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will receive funding to use GPS technology to enable free transit rides for passengers who use farecards and board at designated stops. Ridership and other data will inform future fare incentive programs, both in Rhode Island and nationally. $244,000
SD West River Transit Authority d/b/a Prairie Hills Transit Prairie Hills Transit (PHT), which serves 15 rural communities in western South Dakota, will receive funding to automate its paratransit dispatch system using AI technology. The system will collect real-time field data to replace most radio communication, allowing PHT to manage more rides with the same number of dispatchers and decrease costs. $308,912
TN Memphis Area Transit Authority Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will receive funding to develop a fare collection system that incorporates MATA and other mobility options in the Memphis area, including micro-transit and ride-hailing services, van pools and medical and human services transportation. The project will develop a one-stop-shop website for multimodal mobility information. $483,000
TX Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO or METRO) The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) will receive funding for an automated electric shuttle bus that will serve Texas Southern University, the University of Houston and Houston's Third Ward community. The shuttle will connect to Metro buses and light rail and be studied for potential use in urban, suburban, and rural environments. $1,473,435
WA Kitsap County Public Transportation Benefit Area Kitsap Transit, across the Puget Sound from Seattle, will receive funding to design a model for a high-speed passenger ferry powered by battery-electric, low-emission technology. The state-of-the-art hydrofoil design will rely on lightweight carbon fiber construction and batteries to speed up travel between urban centers and suburban and rural communities and significantly reduce fuel use compared to conventional fast ferries. $372,910
WV Monongalia Urban Mass Transit Authority dba Mountain Line Transit The Monongalia Urban Mass Transit Authority on behalf of Mountain Line Transit Authority (MLTA), will receive funding to create an integrated fare payment system for riders of MLTA buses and West Virginia University's on-demand transit system and drivers using municipal parking lots in and around Morgantown, W.V. The unified payment will improve access to jobs and healthcare in Morgantown while providing contactless payment via an online, smart phone-enabled application. $40,000

Total Funding Amount:
$14,000,000

Last updated: Thursday, August 27, 2020