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FTA to offer grants for transit technology innovation


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced the availability of $1.25 million in funding to demonstrate innovative technologies that improve the state of good repair for transit agencies. 

The grants will be provided through the federal Public Transportation Innovation Program, funds research, development, demonstrations and deployment projects aimed at improving public transportation. 

FTA emphasized the Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program as a competitive demonstration opportunity under its research area of infrastructure.

The demonstration program's primary goal is to enhance asset management of infrastructure and safety through technology that can provide real-time condition assessment of transit capital and facilities, FTA officials said in a press release.

Eligible applicants include public transportation agencies, state and local departments of transportation and technology system suppliers.