FTA Announces $2 Million Funding Opportunity to Advance Innovation in Transit

Published on: November 16, 2021

FTA today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $2 million in competitive grant funding for projects that improve experience and mobility for transit riders. FTA’s Enhancing Mobility Innovation Program supports innovations that encourage people to get on board, such as integrated fare payment systems and user-friendly software for on-demand public transportation.

By focusing on innovative service delivery approaches, creative financing, and novel partnerships, the program will accelerate the industry’s progress on adapting technology to improve access and on-board experiences.

For software development projects, the NOFO seeks cross-modal, adaptable platforms for demand-response transit service dispatched through riders’ mobile devices or other advanced means. As part of the evaluation process, FTA will consider the extent to which projects will provide air quality benefits, particularly in areas with poor air quality, and also how they will help promote racial equity and increase access to opportunity in underserved communities.

Projects will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the NOFO. Apply by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 11, 2022.

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