Railroad Research and Development Grants



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FY17 Locomotive Waste Heat Recovery System Integration, Safety and Field Demonstration (Phase III)
The overall Phase III main objective is to validate safety and reliability performance of the L-WHRS-retrofitted locomotive during commercial operations. The results of retrofitting locomotive...more
Posted On - 2017-07-20


FY17 Supplemental to Wireless Connectivity System Design and Evaluation for North American Passenger Rail Service Operators
This research study aims at investigating the requirements and technology needed for high speed wireless connectivity systems for passenger rail services. The main goal is to investigate: - The...more
Posted On - 2017-08-11


FY17 Gulf Coast High Speed Rail Corridor-Mobile Station Area Planning Study & Final Design Project
The objective of this Project is to conduct detailed planning and design study for the replacement of a passenger rail station in Mobile that was demolished in 2007 as a result of damage from...more
Posted On - 2017-05-30




FY17 Rail Safety Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Co-operative Research Program
Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) programs explore promising but unproven concepts with the potential to advance specific surface transportation systems. The Rail Safety IDEA program...more
Posted On - 2017-05-25


FY17 Supplemental for Short Line Safety Institute Program Development and Implementation
This is a Congressional appropriation to fund the Short Line Safety Institute (Institute), a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is, "to provide the leadership to enhance the safety culture and...more
Posted On - 2017-02-01


FY16 Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Photographic Education Program Development in Orlando, FL
This directed grant will enable the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to deploy a survey in conjunction with a study on the effectiveness of cameras at grade crossings to detect, deter, and...more
Posted On - 2016-07-15


FY16 Short Line Safety Institute Program Development
This is a Congressional appropriation to fund the Short Line Safety Institute (Institute), a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is, "to provide the leadership to enhance the safety culture and...more
Posted On - 2016-07-13




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