RFP Summary provided by the agency
$60 Million in Federal Funding to provide grants to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. DOT may not award more than 20% of program funding for a fiscal year to a single grant recipient. Funding is up to 50% of the cost of the project. The Department is particularly interested in deployment programs and projects in the following areas:
- Transportation elements associated with Smart Cities.
- Systemic applied pedestrian crossing technology.
- Multimodal Integrated Corridor Management (ICM).
- Traffic signal data acquisition, analysis, and management.
- Unified fare collection and payment system across transportation modes and jurisdictions.
- Incorporation of connected vehicle (CV) technology in public sector and first responder fleets.
- Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) facilities for advanced data collection.
- Dynamic ridesharing.
What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?
Grant recipients may use funds under this program to deploy advanced transportation and congestion management technologies, including—
- advanced traveler information systems;
- advanced transportation management technologies;
- infrastructure maintenance, monitoring, and condition assessment;
- advanced public transportation systems;
- transportation system performance data collection, analysis, and dissemination systems;
- advanced safety systems, including vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications;
- technologies associated with autonomous vehicles, and other collision avoidance technologies, including systems using cellular technology;
- integration of intelligent transportation systems with the Smart Grid and other energy distribution and charging systems;
- electronic pricing and payment systems; or
- advanced mobility and access technologies, such as dynamic ridesharing and information systems to support human services for elderly and disabled individuals.
How do you submit to this opportunity?
The Applicant must complete and submit all forms included in the application package for this Notice as contained at www.grants.gov. To submit an application through Grants.gov, applicants must:
a. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number:
b. Register with the SAM at www.sam.gov;
c. Create a Grants.gov username and password; and
d. The E-business Point of Contact (POC) at the applicant’s organization must respond to the registration email from Grants.gov and login to authorize the POC
as an Authorized Organization Representative. Please note that there can only be one Authorized Organization Representative per organization.
Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?
State or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) representing a population of over 200,000, or other political subdivisions of a State or local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities), or a multijurisdictional group or consortia of research institutions or academic institutions. Partnership with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders is encouraged.
Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
Connecting Cleveland Project: DOT awarded $5,850,000 to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. The CCP will improve communications infrastructure, enhance rider and passenger safety and reduce rider travel time. It will also enhance the overall efficiency of the transportation system while contributing to community revitalization.
(ii) Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
Greenville Automated (A-Taxi) Shuttles: Federal Highway Administration awarded a $4 million grant to South Carolina’s Greenville County for its automated taxis. County officials will use the funds to deploy an integrated system of “taxi-shuttles,” known locally as “A-Taxis,” on public roads. These are driverless taxis providing shuttle service to and from employment centers–expected to improve access to transportation for disadvantaged and mobility-impaired residents.
(iii) Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
Multimodal Integrated Corridor Mobility for All: FHWA awarded $4,091,000 grant to City of Seattle DOT. The MICMA project will leverage and enhance Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platforms to create a multimodal operations environment that responds to all users.
Other required documents/forms
The application must include the Standard Form 424 (Application for Federal Assistance), Standard Form 424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs), Standard Form 424B (Assurances for Non-Construction Programs), Grants.gov Lobbying Form, cover page, and the Project Narrative. Standard Forms (SF): Available online at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms/sf-424-family.html