Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY2018 Redesign of Transit Bus Operator Compartment to Improve Safety, Operational Efficiency, and Passenger (Bus Compartment) Program.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $2 Million Public Transportation Innovation funds to
research and develop new transit bus operator compartment designs.
To better protect operators from assault and improve their view of the road while still allowing them to interact with passengers, including people with disabilities and those in need of special assistance.FTA is seeking to fund cooperative agreements to develop new transit bus operator compartment designs in partnership with bus manufacturers, technology vendors, vehicle engineering and design firms, and transit agencies.
The major goals of this program are to support a redesign of the bus operator compartment that improves bus operator and public safety, and improves bus operator access to key vehicle instruments and controls without hindering the accessibility of passengers.