Transit Tech Lab 

The Transit Tech Lab provides a pathway for growth-stage companies to efficiently solve public transportation challenges. Successful companies have an opportunity to pilot their technology with participating transit systems.

Transit Tech Lab 

The Transit Tech Lab provides a pathway for growth-stage companies to efficiently solve public transportation challenges. Successful companies have an opportunity to pilot their technology with participating transit systems.

Transit Tech Lab

The Transit Tech Lab provides a pathway for growth-stage companies to efficiently solve public transportation challenges. Successful companies have an opportunity to pilot their technology with participating transit systems.

Transit Tech Lab 

The Transit Tech Lab provides a pathway for growth-stage companies to efficiently solve public transportation challenges. Successful companies have an opportunity to pilot their technology with participating transit systems.

Transit Tech Lab

The Transit Tech Lab provides a pathway for growth-stage companies to efficiently solve public transportation challenges. Successful companies have an opportunity to pilot their technology with participating transit systems.

Challenges

Challenges

How the Lab Works

How the Lab Works

How the Lab Works

STEP 1

Transit Tech Lab announces challenges based on transit leadership goals.

Transit Tech Lab announces challenges based on transit leadership goals.

Transit Tech Lab announces challenges based on transit leadership goals.

STEP 2

STEP 2

Growth-stage companies apply online, detailing evidence of product-market fit. 

Growth-stage companies apply online, detailing evidence of product-market fit. 

Growth-stage companies apply online, detailing evidence of product-market fit. 

STEP 3

Experts from transportation and tech sectors review applications. Transit agencies select promising companies for accelerated proof of concept.

Experts from transportation and tech sectors review applications. Transit agencies select promising companies for accelerated proof of concept.

STEP 4

Proof of concept kicks off with companies and transit partners collaborating to implement and evaluate innovative technology.

Proof of concept kicks off with companies and transit partners collaborating to implement and evaluate innovative technology.

STEP 5

Successful companies may be chosen to engage in a yearlong pilot demonstrating technology at scale. 

Successful companies may be chosen to engage in a yearlong pilot demonstrating technology at scale. 

STEP 6

Selected companies may be eligible for commercial opportunities with transit agencies.

Selected companies may be eligible for commercial opportunities with transit agencies.

Participating Companies

Participating Companies

Participating Companies

Recovery & Sustainability Challenges
blyncsy logo
clarifai logo
gridmatrix logo
in vision logo
microgrid labs logo
quanergy logo
runwise logo
stormsensor logo
the mobility house logo
zensors logo
COVID-19 Challenge
beyond
caspr
cityswift
kinnos
knorr
piper
strongarm
vyv
Signaling Challenge
4aisystems logo
alstrom logo
luminar
ouster logo
Accessibility & Curb Coordination Challenges
acoustic-protocol-website
allvision-website
carmera-website(2)
curbflow-website
knaq-website
navilens-website
numina-website
okeenea-website
Bus & Subway Challenges
Axon Vibe
Preteckt
Remix
veovo

Participating Transit Systems

Participating Transit Systems

Participating Transit Systems

Participating Transit Systems

Amtrak
mta
njt-logo
NYC DOT logo
nyc-tlc
panynj-logo

Mentors

Mentors

Ronnie-Hakim

Ronnie Hakim

Ronnie Hakim

Executive in Residence;
National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB 

Executive in Residence;
National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB 

Executive in Residence;
National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB 

Executive in Residence;
National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB 

Executive in Residence;
National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB 

Sally-Librera

Sally Librera

Executive in Residence;
Transit Market Leader for the Americas, AECOM

Testimonials

Testimonials

The Transit Tech Lab was fundamental in Knaq’s ability to pilot technology quickly with various transit agencies in the city. The Lab staff provided all the necessary support and greatly reduced the complexity that would otherwise be required in such projects. We would highly recommend the Transit Tech Lab to anyone potentially interested in working with the lab’s partner agencies.

Knaq

knaq-website

Working with the Transit Tech Lab has been a great experience for Okeenea Digital, their guidance has been essential to our pilot with the MTA. The Lab connected us with a grant funding partner that has enabled us to optimize our chances of success. If your company is ready to work with New York and would like to understand the city’s transit environment, we say go for it!

Okeena Digital

okeenea-website

Transit Tech Lab ranks among the best experiences of programs we've participated in and enabled us to run a successful pilot with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We were able to get visibility and buy-in from both senior leadership as well as from the project managers and staff that were responsible for the day-to-day implementation of our technology. I was incredibly impressed by the efficiency, innovation-friendly mindset, and commitment of PANYNJ, and found the guidance throughout the process from the rockstar team at the Lab invaluable.

Jason Kang, CEO, Kinnos

kinnos

Our experience working with the MTA and the Transit Tech Lab was excellent. It would have been a long and difficult process for our company to work with the MTA without the help of the Lab. Working with North America’s largest transit agency has made us more competitive and better able to serve our clients. We recommend the program to mobility companies who are ready to work with one of the biggest cities in the world.

Eddie Llado, North America Lead, Veovo

veovo

The Transit Tech Lab was essential in launching Preteckt's vehicle prognostics at the MTA. The program was designed to allow MTA staff to safely and efficiently explore innovative and impactful new technology. It was amazing to see how fast such a large and important organization can move when given the right framework. The path from project definition to validation has been the fastest that we have experienced with any organization, whether commercial or municipal.

Ken Sills, CEO, Preteckt

Preteckt

The Transit Tech Lab has been invaluable in setting us up with direct access to MTA’s senior decision-makers, as well as providing structure and guidance along the way to ensure a successful pilot of our technology. Working with the MTA has put Axon Vibe and our technology ‘on the map’ and has already opened up numerous new opportunities in North America and beyond.

Boris Matz, Head of North America, Axon Vibe

Axon Vibe

From the executive to the staff level, the MTA sees the Transit Tech Lab as key to their digital transformation, facilitating buy-in and collaboration that accelerates innovation.

Remix

Remix

FAQs

FAQs

Find answers to common questions about the Transit Tech Lab.

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which govern participation in the Transit Tech Lab.
 

Please review our Terms & Conditions which govern participation in the Transit Tech Lab.
 

Please review our Terms & Conditions which govern participation in the Transit Tech Lab.