Date Posted: 6/8/2012
Closing Date: 8/30/2012
Program: Transit Safety Research Program
FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2012-010-TRI
6/8/2012. Request for Proposals: Transit Safety Research Program – Pedestrian Collision Warning Demonstration Project (Word) (PDF) Synopses and RFP are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2012-010-TRI. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on August 15, 2012.
SUMMARY: 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 improve safety by reducing transit-related injuries and fatalities.
The main objective of this pilot is to increase pedestrian/cyclist safety through demonstration of advanced pedestrian warning system on transit buses.
FTA seeks applications to demonstrate innovative technologies that support the achievement of this objective.
Eligible Applicants: State and local government agencies, public and private transit agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, consultants, legally constituted public agencies, operators of public transportation services, and private for-profit organizations.
Dates: The applicant must submit a proposal electronically to http://www.grants.gov by August 15, 2012 for consideration. All potential applicants are advised to begin the http://www.grants.gov registration process immediately, if they have not previously submitted Federal assistance applications through http://www.grants.gov, in order to be able to meet the deadline. FTA expects to award funds through a Cooperative Agreement soon after selection.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.