DOT to Call for Innovative Research Proposals from Small Businesses. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks innovative proposals from small businesses interested in conducting research needed by the Department’s agencies. On February 4, DOT’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center released the Fiscal Year 2014 solicitation for the DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The solicitation contains a total of nine research topic descriptions from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). A complete list of research topics and funding levels can be found on the DOT’s SBIR website. The solicitation invites small businesses to submit research proposals on these topics no later than April 4, 2014. The solicitation is available online at http://www.volpe.dot.gov/sbir. Contact Nancy Wilochka: (202) 366-5128.
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