U.S. Department of Transportation: Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration ProgramDeadline: August 6, 2019
The Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Demonstration program’s primary purpose is to fund projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler’s experience.
The IMI Demonstration program will also advance the vision of a Complete Trip for All. The Complete Trip concept reflects the understanding that a person’s travel comprises a chain of steps beginning with an often spontaneous decision to make a trip, through to planning an itinerary, traversing the built environment and its transportation networks (with or without a vehicle); navigating streets, intersections, facilities, stations, and stops to their destination—safely, efficiently, and carefree. The Complete Trip is the realization that if any part of the trip-making chain is broken, the trip cannot be completed, and an opportunity is lost.
The IMI Demonstration program’s goals include:
- Exploring new business approaches and emerging technology solutions that support transformational mobility services
- Enabling communities to adopt innovative mobility solutions that enhance transportation efficiency and effectiveness
- Facilitating the widespread deployment of proven mobility solutions that foster expanded personal mobility
Amount: Approximately $15,000,000 is available. There is no minimum or maximum award amount. Rather, project scale will be bounded by each project’s ability to complete all proposed planning and development activities and launch the demonstration within 12 months of project award.
Eligibility: Providers of public transportation, including public transportation agencies, state/local government Departments of Transportation, and federally recognized Indian tribes.