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Visionary Seed Fund Forum
March 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Metro will release the first Visionary Seed Funding Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) after the Innovation Forum on March 8, 2023. Metro seeks to fund innovative mobility pilot projects that test and assess strategies that return ridership to pre-COVID levels and beyond. Metro will fund up to six (6) pilot projects that demonstrate through measurable outcomes whether and how they contribute to increasing public transportation ridership in Los Angeles County. Metro, municipal operators, and local operators are eligible to apply for funds, but applicants may team with private, public, and non-profit partners to deliver the proposed pilot project. Each applicant should include at least one research partner in their proposal.
Metro will host a VSF Innovation Forum at the Los Angeles Union Station Ticket Concourse located at 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 beginning at 9:30 AM PST. The Innovation Forum will convene public, private, and non-profit stakeholders from across the transportation industry and serve as an opportunity to help match potential partners with public transit operators. RSVP to the VSF Innovation Portfolio here.
Applicants must submit electronically to [email protected] by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on April 28, 2023. Prospective applicants should submit their questions to the VSF Program Manager at [email protected]. Metro will post answers to questions and requests for clarifications at metroexemplifi.wpengine.com/vsf. The last day to submit questions is April 14, 2023.