MTTI recently hosted an informational meeting regarding two FRA BAA’s currently open for concept papers and proposals.
This year, there are 2 BAA’s:
BAA #1 is a general announcement with a listing for multiple research topics organized by FRA’s four research areas of Track, Rolling Stock and Equipment, Train Control, and Human Factors. This BAA requires a 2 step proposal process with submission of a concept paper to the FRA, who then extends an invitation for a full proposal submission if concept paper is selected.
BAA #2 is an announcement focused on Intelligent Railroad System Research, and is restricted to university and university-led teams as qualifying applicants. This BAA requires a full proposal submission. No concept paper is necessary.
For more information, including program guidelines, please visit the FRA BAA website.
For MTTI meeting recording and informational slides, please visit here.