• January 31, 2017

    PacTrans-WSTIP-Pierce Transit Project Receives FTA SRD Grant


    Earlier this month, USDOT’s Federal Transit Administration announced the recipients of their Fiscal Year 2016 SRD Program Grants. Among them is a project sponsored by the Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation (Pierce Transit) that is working with the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool and the University of Washington (PacTrans) to deploy buses equipped with collision avoidance warning systems or automatic braking features. The project will receive $1,664,894 in federal grant money for the continuation of this research project that has already been underway for a year. The objective of this project is to deploy and demonstrate collision avoidance technology. To read more, click here, here, or here.