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FTA - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Due 11/1. $6.5M Available.

Opportunity Title:

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for Transit Buses Demonstration and Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations Demonstration Program



Description:

The Transit Bus Automation Research program provides $5 million for ADAS for Transit Buses demonstrations to help improve transit bus safety and efficiency. Another $1.5 million for an initial phase of Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations demonstrations is available to improve worker efficiency and safety in bus yards.

As part of FTA’s STAR Plan, the projects demonstrate transit bus automation technologies in real-world settings, help establish the feasibility of deploying ADAS and Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations, and improve understanding of the impacts, including transit workforce impacts.



Eligibility:

Eligible applicants under this Notice include the following:

  • Public transit agencies;

  • State/local government entities;

  • Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs);

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes; and

  • Institutions of higher education, particularly those with Minority Serving Institution status.

Applications must clearly identify the eligible applicant and all project partners on the project team. Eligible project partners under this program may include, but are not limited to:

  • Bus manufacturers;

  • Technology system suppliers, developers, and integrators;

  • Operators of transportation services, such as employee shuttle services, airport connector services, university transportation systems, or parking and tolling authorities;

  • State or local government entities;

  • Labor unions and other workforce representatives; and

  • Other organizations, including consultants, research consortia, and not-for-profit industry organizations.



Total Amount Available:

$6,500,000



Application Deadline:

November 1, 2022



Opportunity Link



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