USA: The Federal Transit Administration’s Real-Time Asset Management research programme has awarded grants totalling $1·37m to six projects which aim to enhance asset management and safety by deploying innovative technologies.
|Real-Time Asset Management project funding|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Working with four transport agencies to install and demonstrate smart sensing modules providing real-time monitoring of rail infrastructure and rolling stock||$395 000|
|Maryland Department of Transportation||Developing an electronic inventory of the Baltimore light rail network to monitor, detect and identify track deficiencies||$150 000|
|Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County||Working with the University of Nevada to demonstrate real-time infrastructure monitoring in the city of Reno||$131 661|
|SEPTA||Deploying automated scanning technology to assess the condition of overhead contact wires||$170 000|
|Dallas Area Rapid Transit||Demonstrating real-time digital technology to monitor stations, tracks, bridges, tunnels and road crossings||$184 000|
|Utah Transit Authority||Developing an optical imaging system to monitor the conditions of Salt Lake City’s urban rail network||$338 155|