Available Funding is $1.5 Million, Proposals Due October 10
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation are seeking ways to reduce the energy consumption and thus the associated greenhouse gas emissions of the existing multi-modal transportation system.
They want, in other words, commuters to be able to get to work faster and more simply, and to use less energy in doing so – and for goods to be moved more effectively as well.
The two sponsors “seek to support an energy-efficient, integrated, sustainable, and multi-faceted transportation system through the identification of innovative strategies, policies, emerging technologies and partnerships, and through useful demonstrations and system designs that validate underutilized commercial products in New York State,” NYSERDA says.
Reduced Reliance on Personal Vehicles
Car-sharing, Bus Rapid Transit, “road pricing strategies,” bicycle and pedestrian innovations and “innovative freight vehicles and vehicle/transportation system connectivity strategies” are all on the table. “Transformative shifts in information and telecommunications technology offer significant opportunities,” NYSERDA says.
“Strategies and demonstrations are being sought that have the potential of offering effective transportation choices and sustainable, integrated network designs that enhance connectivity of alternative transportation options resulting in reduced reliance on personal vehicles and the achievement of economies-of-scale that support broader deployment and the maximization of energy security and efficiencies.”
Cost-sharing of at least 25% is required.
Proposals under the new Program Opportunity Notice (PON 2618) are due October 10.
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Source: NYSERDA bulletin and solicitation materials