Broad Agency Announcement

FRA’s Office of Research, Development & Technology is dedicated to conducting research that improves railroad safety, promotes innovation, and supports national rail transportation policy. These efforts further the U.S. Department of Transportation strategic goals, FRA’s mission, and the rail industry as a whole.

FRA releases an annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to solicit proposals on a variety of research topic areas that will have a direct impact on the safety and efficiency of freight and passenger rail operations in the United States. The submissions then undergo evaluation and selection by the Office of Research, Development & Technology.

For information about the 2019 BAA, including program guidelines and specific research topics under consideration, visit the Federal Business Opportunities website at:

The application period for this announcement closes on May 31, 2019.

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BAA 2019 e-Flyer