How can we build a more resilient and adaptive transit system?
As extreme weather exacerbated by climate change continues to threaten our critical infrastructure, NYC regional transit agencies are seeking new tools to become more adaptive and responsive to 21st century challenges.
Technologies may include:
Technologies to predict which transit assets across the system may be at risk from extreme weather and other climate change-related events.
Tools to help mitigate climate-related vulnerabilities across the system.
Tools to enhance stormwater resilience of the system including tools to prevent water intrusion and expedite water removal.
Technologies to augment manual surveying and inspection work on aging infrastructure (especially right of way and retaining walls).
Electrification tools to enable more dynamic charging and EV fleet management.
Tools to optimize battery-electric bus charging operations.
Tools to power resiliency at bus depots including the use of microgrids and renewable battery charging.
“Green” construction materials.
FEBRUARY 28, 2024
MARCH 25-28, 2024
Pitch Day & Demo Day (In-Person Event)
APRIL 29, 2024
Proof of Concepts Begin
MAY 21-22, 2024
Mid-Point Check-Ins and Leadership Meetings (In-Person Event)
JUNE 25-26, 2024
Final Presentations and Pilot Selections (In-Person Event)
Pilot Period Begins
RECORDED: FEBRUARY 1, 2024, 1:00 PM ET
Learn more about the Transit Tech Lab, the application process, and hear from transit agency subject matter experts.
MTA’s long term capital plan with specific climate resilience priorities.
Port Authority’s guidelines for proactively addressing projected climate risks.
NJ TRANSIT’s approach to addressing climate risks.
NYC DOT’s strategy to protect assets from climate and extreme weather risks.
Two use case descriptions for electric buses around pantograph alignment technology and microgrids to augment power resiliency in bus depots
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