Safety IDEA proposals can be considered for the development or testing of “promising but unproven innovations to advance railroad practice,” according to a prepared statement. Proposals can focus on applications for any type of railroad — high speed, intercity passenger or freight. Proposals are due Sept. 7.
Instructions for preparing and submitting IDEA proposals are available on the IDEA website: www.TRB.org/IDEA — click on the IDEA “Program Announcement” link, which provides a pdf document, and then turn to page 8.
Selected proposals can receive up to $100,000 in IDEA funds. Questions about preparing an IDEA proposal? Email or call TRB’s Harvey Berlin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-334-2441.
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