Small Business Award Recipients Announced

Department of Transportation selects technology innovators.

On Thursday, the Department of Transportation announced that it had selected the awardees for the first phases of its Small Business Innovation Research Program. Nineteen businesses were selected by the department to conduct research into innovative transportation technologies. Projects include improved safety equipment on trains, robots to disinfect transit vehicles, and improved packaging for batteries. 

Dr. Robert Hampshire, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology said, “This year’s topics all play an important role in addressing the Department’s goals and priorities. They focus on infrastructure and materials, vehicle and passenger safety, and providing disinfected or sanitized transit assets.” In total, $2.85 million is expected to be distributed to companies. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the Transportation Department as they award funding to spur innovation.
  • That the president’s administration would seek God’s wisdom to support the improvement of technologies. 
  • For Dr. Hampshire as he heads research and technology for the nation’s transit systems. 

Sources: Department of Transportation


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