Grants Available to Advance Public Participation

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SUBJECT:      Grants Available to Advance Public Participation


DATE: November 22, 2006

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals for applied research in the area of public participation as it relates to the planning of public transportation. Successful proposals will be funded through the Public Transportation Participation Pilot Program (PTP Program), as called for under Section 5338(a)(11) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

The purpose of the PTP Program is to support the development of innovative approaches to improving public participation in transportation planning, with particular focus on public transportation. FTA has budgeted approximately $890,000 for conducting research under this initial phase of the PTP Program. Funding for future years of the Program will be based on availability of funds.

Proposals must be received on or before 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 11, 2006 and submitted as a PDF file through

Prospective offerors may also wish to visit the following websites for more information:

For questions about the PTP Program and this solicitation, please contact Ned Conroy in the Region 10 office at email or 206-220-4318 or Rachael Barolsky at the U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Volpe Center at or 617-494-6352. The Volpe Center is assisting FTA in the administration of the PTP Program. Effie Stallsmith at the FTA Office of Planning and Environment at or 202-366-5653 can also be contacted.



R. F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

Please contact the Region 10 main office at 206-220-7954 for the PDF version.