federal transit administration offering grants for state and local infrastructure innovation
Up to $1.2 million in grant funding from Washington is being made available in an effort to evaluate infrastructure technologies and designs at the state and local level.
The funding is coming from a Federal Transit Administration program that provides support for the research, development, demonstration, and deployment of projects designed to improve public transportation.
In a statement, K. Jane Williams, acting administrator of the FTA, said of the Public Transportation Innovation Program funding: “This is a unique opportunity for transit agencies to develop innovative technologies and designs while at the same time further enhancing the safety of our nation’s transit systems.”
Such entities as state and local departments of transportation, as well as public transportation agencies, are eligible for the Public Transportation Innovation funding, and must submit proposals to receive that funding on or before July 17.
The goal of the program is to enhance the asset management of both infrastructure and safety by employing innovative technologies. Those technologies, in turn, can provide a real-time analysis for transportation agencies in detecting, assessing, and monitoring infrastructure deficiencies.
By Garry Boulard
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