New York’s Transit Tech Lab has announced the finalists for its COVID-19 Recovery and Environmental Sustainability challenges, which aim to contribute towards improved public transit safety and clean energy objectives.
The ten finalists have been selected from nearly 150 applicants. They each use emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, and LiDAR to improve the public transportation experience. The chosen companies will test their products over 8 weeks in partnership with the MTA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and NJ TRANSIT.
“Public transit is the backbone of the tri-state economy, and its efficacy, safety and resilience are of paramount importance. The Transit Tech Lab is committed to providing cutting edge tools to restore riders’ confidence and support a sustainable future. Previous winners have deployed tools that improve service and the customer experience. We look forward to seeing the results of this year’s program.”
The 2022 COVID-19 Recovery finalists are:
The Environmental Sustainability finalists are:
“Partnering with the Transit Tech Lab finalists gives the MTA the opportunity to evaluate innovative approaches to MTA’s top priorities and challenges as laid out by the Chair earlier this year. Limiting track intrusion, increasing safety in stations, building more resilient infrastructure, and improving the efficiency of electric vehicle charging will be important issues for the MTA in 2022 and for years to come. We are excited to see what these firms have to offer, and we thank the Transit Tech Lab for introducing them to us.”
The Transit Tech Lab was established by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Partnership for New York City to help improve public transit through private sector innovations.
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