What funding is available to assist agencies in deploying automated bus transit?
Much of FTA’s transit bus automation research will be funded by the Public Transportation Innovation Program (Section 5312). FTA will be supporting up to seven demonstrations over the next five years. Additionally, there may be opportunities for agencies to participate in peer exchanges and communities of practice to share lessons learned and best practices.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) offers funding through the ATCMTD grant program - we anticipate that program will continue through fiscal year 2020.
There has been significant state and local investment in automation, and additional state funding may be available.