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FTA Holds Open Dialogue on Five-Year, R&D Strategic Plan

August 18, 2016

To help the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) prepares its next five-year research strategic plan, FTA invites stakeholders from across the country to participate in the crafting of the plan by providing ideas and other comments to establish a framework to guide how the federal entity prioritizes and invests in research activities over the next several years. Stakeholders are encouraged to visit FTA’s online dialogue to post an idea; review, comment, and vote on others’ input; and, provide specific feedback to FTA’s questions.  

For the past three years, FTA’s research program has focused on mobility, asset management/asset innovation, and safety. Potential areas of interest for the next five years include projects on new tools like smart phones and other advanced technologies that are making it easier to schedule and deliver rides; shared mobility options increasingly complement and expand transportation options that often improving connections to public transportation systems; and, challenges to achieve maintenance and safety targets and service levels. Comments are due September 8. Submit an idea…

dept of transportation, strategic plan