Date Posted: 10/1/2013
Closing Date: 12/2/2013
Program: National Transit Research Program: innovative research and demonstrations of national significance
FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2013-005-TRI
Opportunity Announcement Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-10-01/html/2013-23885.htm
Opportunity Announcement PDF: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-10-01/pdf/2013-23885.pdf
10/1/2013. Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Solicitation of Project Proposals for Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Research Demonstrations. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $29 million in for innovative safety, resiliency, and all-hazards emergency response and recovery research demonstration projects of national significance. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2013-005-TRI. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on December 2, 2013.
SUMMARY: A key strategic goal of DOT and FTA is to improve and maintain America’s public transportation systems to ensure they are safe and in a state of good repair in order to meet performance objectives. The innovative research and demonstrations solicited by this NOFA are intended to develop and showcase promising technologies, methods, practices and techniques that improve public transportation systems. To this end, this NOFA seeks proposals for projects that engage in the demonstration of innovative technologies, methods, practices and techniques in three areas: (1) operational safety, (2) infrastructure or equipment resiliency and (3) all-hazards emergency response and recovery methods.
Eligible Applicants: Proposals will be accepted from providers of public transportation; State and local governmental entities; departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Government including Federal laboratories; private or non-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; and technical and community colleges. Substantial partnerships are encouraged with entities that can add value and expertise to the project. Examples of such entities include: Consortia of public transportation providers; manufacturers and suppliers to the public transportation industry; departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Government, including Federal laboratories; State and local governmental entities; non-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; or technical and community colleges. For-profit companies may participate on project teams; however, recipients and sub-recipients of funding under this program may not charge a fee or make a profit from the FTA program funding.
The proposal must include a detailed statement regarding the role of any public transportation provider who is a project partner but may not be the lead applicant in the implementation of the project.
Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424. All applicants must complete the supplemental form and attach it to their submission in GRANTS.GOV.
FAQs: FAQs Innovative Safety (PDF) (Posted 11/21/13)
Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by midnight Eastern Time on December 2, 2013. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on this RFP for Bus Efficiency Enhancements Research and Demonstrations, contact Program Specialist Matthew Lesh, Office of Mobility Innovation, e-mail: email@example.com.