Date Posted: 7/1/2011
Closing Date: 10/28/2011
Program: Rail Transit Track Inspection Pilot Project
FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2011-022-TRI
Opportunity Announcement Text: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=vnkrTPTJP6qDZXCBL6HxKvnBd0g9LXmZBCTpTKngCk6s04RBppFh!301391617?oppId=103053&mode=VIEW
Opportunity Announcement PDF: http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FTA-2011-022-TRI-Rail_Transit_Track_Inspection_Demonstration_RFP.pdf
July 1, 2011. Request for Proposals (RFP): Transit Safety Research Program – Rail Transit Track Inspection Pilot Project (WORD) (PDF). Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2011-022-TRI. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov web site by September 30, 2011.
The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) research activities are authorized by 49 USC 5312, Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Projects. Safety is one of the U.S. DOT’s five Strategic Goals. Under this goal, FTA has set forth the objective to mitigate the risks and accidents for passengers and workers of transit systems in the U.S.
The applicant must submit a proposal electronically to http://www.grants.gov/ by September 30, 2011 for consideration. All potential applicants are advised to begin the Grants.gov registration process immediately, if they have not previously submitted Federal assistance applications through Grants.gov, in order to be able to meet the deadline. FTA expects to award funds through a Cooperative Agreement soon after selection.
The website http://www.grants.gov/ allows applicant organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive opportunities from all Federal agencies that award Federal assistance. This website is the single access point for over 1000 Federal assistance programs administered by 26 Federal agencies.
Technical, program management and administrative questions should be directed to Roy Chen, Office of Technology (TRI-20), Room E43-440, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590; email address: RoyWeiShun.Chen@dot.gov, or by phone at 202-366-0462.