FY 2018 Redesign of Transit Bus Operator Compartment to Improve Safety, Operational Efficiency, and Passenger Accessibility Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY2018 Redesign of Transit Bus Operator Compartment to Improve Safety, Operational Efficiency, and Passenger (Bus Compartment) Program.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $2 Million Public Transportation Innovation funds to


research and develop new transit bus operator compartment designs.

To better protect operators from assault and improve their view of the road while still allowing them to interact with passengers, including people with disabilities and those in need of special assistance.FTA is seeking to fund cooperative agreements to develop new transit bus operator compartment designs in partnership with bus manufacturers, technology vendors, vehicle engineering and design firms, and transit agencies.

The major goals of this program are to support a redesign of the bus operator compartment that improves bus operator and public safety, and improves bus operator access to key vehicle instruments and controls without hindering the accessibility of passengers.
Related Programs

Public Transportation Innovation

Department of Transportation

Agency: Department of Transportation

Office: DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Estimated Funding: $2,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
FTA NOFO website

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible for funding under this notice, applicants must demonstrate that the proposed project is supported by a lead applicant in partnership with one or more strategic partner(s) with a substantial interest and involvement in the project.

The lead applicant must have the ability to carry out the proposed agreement and procurements with strategic partners in compliance with its respective State and local laws.

FTA may determine that any named strategic partner in the proposal is a key party and make any award conditional upon the participation of that key party.

An application must clearly identify the eligible lead applicant and all project partners on the team.

Eligible lead applicants must be one of the listed entities prescribed below.

Additionally, project partners and subrecipients under this program may include, but are not limited to: Public Transportation Systems; Private for profit and not-for-profit organizations, including technology system suppliers and bus manufacturers; Operators of transportation, such as employee shuttle services or airport connector services or university transportation systems; State or local government entities; Other organizations that may contribute to the success of the project team including consultants, research consortia or not-for-profit industry organizations, and institutions of higher education.

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FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation

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