Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – Informational Slides & Meeting Recording

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.