The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Public Transportation Division is currently accepting applications for the fiscal year 2013 Urban Advanced Technology Grant program. The program benefits public transportation systems throughout North Carolina that are currently using technology or are interested in embarking on technology projects that will improve operations and the overall transit experience for riders.
Urban and regional transit systems are encouraged to apply for this grant program. Interested organizations have until March 2 to submit their applications through the department’s online grant application system. Funding, which totals $1.7 million this year, will become available July 1, 2012, the beginning of the 2013 state fiscal year.
Focus areas for the FY 2013 applications include vehicle safety and security, completion of existing projects and integration of fixed-route automatic vehicle location data with NCDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System. More details on this grant program can be found at www.ncdot.gov/nctransit by clicking on the “Grant and Program News” tab.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office, the NCDOT Public Transportation Division has awarded more than $310 million in grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care.
For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit.