The Federal Transit Administration recently made $5.1 million in grants available to support a new research initiative aimed at boosting the use of advanced digital construction management tools to improve the management of transit infrastructure projects.
[Above photo by the FTA]
The agency said its new Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems program seeks to promote field-tested advanced digital platforms to deliver transit projects faster and cheaper.
“Our goal is to help agencies deliver projects on time and under budget,” said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez in a statement. “This grant [funding] will help us do just that. These advanced platforms are all about efficiency and provide comprehensive tools that will allow transit agencies to complete projects more seamlessly.”
The agency said eligible grant applicants include transit agencies, private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, state or local government entities, and academic institutions.
FTA noted that successful applicants should identify and demonstrate at least two advanced digital construction management systems and work with transit agencies to document best practices for applying the advanced digital construction management tools for transit construction projects.
The agency noted that applications for this grant funding must be submitted online through grants.gov and are due by February 10, 2024.