FTA’s Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation Vincent Valdes invites you to participate in FTA’s National Online Dialogue to develop our 5-Year Research Strategic Plan.

What transportation innovations should FTA’s research program support in the next five years? FTA is taking a fresh look at its research program priorities through the lens of a five-year strategic plan. The plan will guide how FTA positions itself to be forward-thinking in how we develop new tools and technologies to advance access and mobility for all.

We want to hear from you! FTA has launched an online dialogue to inform the agency’s Research Strategic Plan. We welcome any and all ideas during the dialogue, which closes September 8. The Research Strategic Plan will set the stage for what types of research FTA should support and highlight pathways for translating proven research solutions into new and better ways of doing business. For example, years of investment in the National Fuel Cell Bus Program led to several rounds of low or no-emission bus technology deployment and in 2016, the agency established an annual grants program with dedicated funding for new technology buses.

For more information on how you can contribute to FTA’s 5-Year Research Strategic Plan online dialogue, join us for an informational webinar on Thursday, August 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT.

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