• Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning

    The Pilot Program for TOD Planning helps support FTA’s mission of improving public transportation for America’s communities by providing funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with a new fixed guideway or core capacity transit capital investment.

    -FTA Website Description

    FTA Grant Link​​​

     "Connecting Rural and Urban Triangle Communities Through Equitable Transit Oriented Development​" (2020 FTA TOD Planning Grant Submittal)

    On December 15th, 2020, the FTA awarded NCDOT $900,000 to plan for TOD at 13 stations along a proposed passenger rail corridor between Sanford and Henderson, connecting rural and urban communities in the Triangle region.

  • Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program

    The COVID-19 public health emergency has had a significant impact on transit operations. During a series of FTA listening sessions held over the last three months, transit agencies asked FTA to support research to identify solutions to address the operational challenges that they are facing as a result of COVID-19. In response, FTA announced a new $10 million FY2020 Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program.

    The program supports research demonstration grants to public transit agencies to develop, deploy, and demonstrate innovative solutions that improve the operational efficiency as well as enhance the mobility of transit users affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    -FTA Website Description

    FTA Grant Link

    "Optimizing Transit Vehicle and Facility HVAC for Airborne Pathogen Control" (2020 FTA COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Submittal)


  • Mobility For All

    This funding opportunity seeks to improve mobility options through employing innovative coordination of transportation strategies and building partnerships to enhance mobility and access to vital community services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people of low income. As required by federal transit law, funds will be awarded competitively to finance innovative capital projects for the transportation disadvantaged that will improve the coordination of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services.

    -FTA Website Description

    FTA Grant Link​

    "Technology & Transportation Partnership to Improve Rural Service for Underserved Populations Pilot" (2020 FTA Mobility for All Grant Submittal) 

    On June 5th, 2020, the FTA awarded partners NCDOT-IMD, the Inter-County Public Transportation Authority (ICPTA) and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) $280,000 to fund trip scheduling software that will create a more efficient point of entry to connect underserved populations, including people seeking substance abuse treatment, with transportation services in rural northeastern North Carolina.


  • H.O.P.E

  • 5339(b) Bus & Bus Facility

  • Low-to-No Emission

  • Accelerating Innovative Mobility (Aim)

  • Innovations in Transit Public Safety (Human Trafficking)

    Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, with nearly 25 million victims worldwide, including in the United States. Traffickers use all modes of transportation to conduct their activities and often use public transit because it is low cost, offers greater anonymity in buying fare cards, and provides less direct interaction with government or transit officials.

    FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative is a public safety initiative that supports the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative through transit-focused industry engagement, education, public awareness and outreach, and research and technical assistance to combat human trafficking in transit.  In addition, the program supports FTA’s operator assault and crime prevention efforts. The initiative aims to maximize the transit industry’s collective impact to address human trafficking and other public safety concerns.

    -FTA Website Description

    FTA Grant Link

    "Combating Human Trafficking in North Carolina through Bus Operator Training and Public Awareness" (2020 FTA Innovations in Transit Public Safety Grant Submittal)

    On January 28th, 2020, the FTA awarded t​he North Carolina Department of Transportation $120,000 in funding to implement a training program for transit employees across the state on how to recognize and respond to the signs of human trafficking. The department also will develop human trafficking awareness educational materials to be posted on transit vehicles and stations.


  • Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration

    FTA's Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Program funds projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety and improve the traveler experience.

    -FTA Websi​te Description

    FTA Grant Link



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