DOT SBIR FY22 Phase I Pre-Solicitation Period Is Open

Posted 1/7/22

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program invites small businesses to review its pre-solicitation notice for opportunities within its fiscal year 2022 (FY22) SBIR Phase I solicitation.


The pre-solicitation period for U.S. DOT’s FY22 solicitation is from January 5, 2022, through February 2, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Learn more about the pre-solicitation and the proposed research topics.

Topics Include:
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
22-FH1: Enforcement of Bridge Load Posting Using Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques
22-FH2: AI Video Analysis of Dilemma Zone Conflicts at Signal-Controlled Intersections
22-FH3: Concrete Curing Quantification
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
22-FR1: Traction Motor Seizing Device
22-FR2: Locomotive-Mounted Track Safety Assurance System (LOSAS)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
22-FT1: Reduction of Transit Bus Collisions with Other Vehicles
22-FT2: Connecting Individuals in “Food Deserts” to Healthy Foods
22-FT3: Blockchain-Enabled Transit Incentivization
22-FT4: Tools and Applications Towards Moving to Zero-Emissions
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
22-PH1: Nondestructive, Streamlined Testing and Monitoring of Metal Cylinders and Tanks to Prevent Packaging Failure
22-PH2: Autonomous Vehicle Leak Detectors
22-PH3: Vibration Sensing System to Monitor for Potential Excavation Damage
22-PH4: Underground Natural Gas Storage (UNGS) Advanced Leak Identification and Well Control Solutions

The U.S. DOT is one of 11 federal agencies that participates in the SBIR program. U.S. DOT’s highly competitive SBIR program awards contracts to domestic small businesses to pursue research on and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges.

The U.S. DOT SBIR program favors research that has the potential for commercialization through products and applications sold to the private sector transportation industry, state departments of transportation, U.S. DOT, or other federal agencies.

Small businesses that participate in U.S. DOT’s SBIR program have developed numerous new and innovative technologies that have benefited the department and the public, while providing a basis for growth for small businesses. Over the past five years, the U.S. DOT SBIR program has invested $50 million in qualified small businesses.