Thursday, August 9, 2012

Transit Safety Research - Pedestrian Collision Warning Pilot Project

Transit Safety Research - Pedestrian Collision Warning Pilot Project

Department of Transportation


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 06/08/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Description of Modification
Extended the application closing date to end of August
Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:FTA-2012-010-TRI
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Jun 08, 2012
Creation Date:Aug 08, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Aug 15, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Aug 30, 2012   
Archive Date:Sep 29, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement 
Category of Funding Activity:Transportation 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:$400,000
Award Ceiling:$400,000
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):20.514  --  Public Transportation Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

State and local government agencies, public and private transit agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, consultants, legally constituted public agencies, operators of public transportation services, and private for-profit organizations. 

Agency Name

DOT/Federal Transit Administration


The main objective of this pilot is to increase pedestrian/cyclist safety through demonstration of advanced pedestrian warning system on transit buses.FTA seeks applications to demonstrate innovative technologies that support the achievement of this objective. The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) research activities are authorized by 49 USC 5312, Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Projects. Safety is one of the U.S. DOT’s five Strategic Goals. Under this goal, FTA has set forth the objective to improve safety by reducing transit-related injuries and fatalities. 

Link to Additional Information

FTA Notice of Funding Availability

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Roy Chen; 202-366-0462
Program Manager
Federal Transit Administration
Office of Research
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
4th Floor - East Building - Rm E43-440
Washington, DC 20590 Roy Chen

Synopsis Modification History

The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.
File NameDate
Original SynopsisJun 08, 2012

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