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Funding Opportunity Number:
Mar 18, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications:
May 02, 2011
Current Closing Date for Applications:
May 09, 2011
Close Date Extended to May 9, 2011.
Jun 08, 2011
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Public Transportation Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
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:
All applicants must be registered on the Federal Government�s Central Contract Registration (CCR) and the online Representation and Certifications Application (ORCA) systems prior to project award (www.bpn.gov/ccr).
DOT/Federal Transit Administration
ACTION: Notice for Request for Proposals (RFP) on Railcar Maintenance PracticesSUMMARY: FTA is seeking research proposals to study the effectiveness of railcar maintenance practices followed by public transportation agencies operating rail passenger service. FTA�s research activities are authorized by 49 USC 5312, Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Projects. The goal of this research program is to promote the research and development of new technologies that will improve the safety and efficiency of rail transit system operations in the United States. The objective of this project is to identify rail transit agencies with effective, �best practice� maintenance processes based on agency on-time performance, safety record, and mean-time-between-failures data. The research shall evaluate railcar maintenance plans and processes and document the practices, methods and procedures that lead to highly effective railcar maintenance.DATES: An applicant must electronically submit a proposal to http://www.grants.gov by minight (EDT), Monday, April 18, 2011, for consideration. All potential applicants are advised to begin the http://www.grants.gov registration process immediately, if they have not previously submitted Federal assistance applications through http://www.grants.gov, in order to be able to meet the deadline. FTA expects to award funds to one successful applicant through a cooperative agreement by June 17, 2011.
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Patrick Centolanzi; Program Manager
Federal Transit Administration
Office of Technology (TRI-20)
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Transit Administration
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