FTA Funds Field Tests for Digital Construction Management Tools

The FTA opened $5.1 million in competitive grants for local governments and others to field test digital platforms to deliver projects faster and cheaper.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of approximately $5.1 million in competitive grant funds to support a new research initiative that will demonstrate advanced digital construction management tools to improve management of transit construction projects. FTA’s Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems program will promote field-tested advanced digital platforms to deliver transit projects faster and cheaper.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law highlighted the potential of advanced digital construction management systems to improve how transit agencies deliver capital projects by providing a platform that tracks all phases of construction.

Eligible grant applicants include transit agencies, private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, state or local government entities, and academic institutions. The successful applicant will identify and demonstrate at least two advanced digital construction management systems and work with transit agencies to document best practices for applying the advanced digital construction management tools for transit construction projects.

Read more about this grant opportunity.