The Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration program’s primary purpose is to fund projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler’s experience.
This grant opportunity integrates three distinct areas of inquiry to allow applicants to comprehensively plan multiple areas of mobility research:
- Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Sandbox demonstrations: MOD projects leverage technologies such as on-demand information, real-time data, and/or predictive analysis for better mobility options.
- FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR): This program supports research to achieve safe and effective transit automation deployments, leveraging technologies from other sectors to advance the transit automation industry and demonstrating market-ready technologies in real-world settings.
- Mobility Payment Integration (MPI): MPI includes conducting enabling research, identifying and removing barriers to deployment, leveraging technologies and business models, demonstrating market-ready payment integrative technologies, and transferring knowledge.
Eligible applicants are providers of public transportation, including public transportation agencies, state/local government DOTs, and federally recognized Indian tribes.
The Federal Transit Administration will host a webinar from 2-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 22, to provide more information about this funding opportunity. Please register online
Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation
Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: (202) 366-4052