Transportation Funding Opportunity and Public Meeting on Initiatives to Advance Community Living

April 05, 2016

Transportation Funding Opportunity and Public Meeting on Initiatives to Advance Community Living
See below for two upcoming opportunities from the U.S. Department of Transportation, including a public meeting on automated vehicles and a funding opportunity to connect patients with public transportation options through partnerships with service providers.

NHTSA to Host Public Meeting for Input on the Usage and Operation of Automated Vehicles

Would automotive technology such as a driverless car help you lead a more independent life?

On April 8th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is hosting a public meeting to seek input on guidelines for the usage and operation of automated vehicles (AV). In particular, NHTSA seeks public feedback on roadway scenarios and environments highly automated vehicles might face.

This information will help ensure that the design and evaluation of AV safety systems are appropriate for actual, real-world use. At the meeting, NHTSA will also gather public input on alternative approaches to safety in AV technology.

The live webcast will begin at 9am.

Click here for more information or to add your comments directly to the meeting docket.

Funding Opportunity: FTA "Rides to Wellness" Grants Totaling $5.3 Million

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for their Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants. The $5.3 million in competitive grant funds will help build partnerships between health, transportation, and other service providers to develop strategies that connect patients with public transportation options.

The grants will focus on communities demonstrating mobility management, technological solutions, and effective partnerships. Grant applicants must include participating groups with stakeholders from the transportation, healthcare and human service sectors.

FTA will be hosting a webinar on Wed., April 20 at 3:30pm ET to answer questions about the funding opportunity.

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