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

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Funding Opportunity ID: 324662
Opportunity Number: FTA-2020-003-TRI-BCP
Opportunity Title: FY 2018 Redesign of Transit Bus Operator Compartment to Improve Safety, Operational Efficiency, and Passenger Accessibility Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Transportation
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 20.530
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on 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.
Agency Code: DOT-FTA
Agency Name: Department of Transportation
DOT/Federal Transit Administration
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2020
Close Date: Mar 24, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 19, 2020
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $250,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: 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.
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