Transportation Research and Development


NYSERDA Transportation program supports both research and development (R&D) of advanced technologies and the deployment of newly emerged products, and improve the performance of the State's transportation sector. The Program is designed to promote business development, protect the environment, increase energy reliability, and enhance a competitive-transportation energy market. The program funds projects that enhance mobility, improve efficiency, reduce congestion, and diversify transportation methods and fuels. Once developed, the program provides incentives to accelerate the market introduction of these emerging products and innovations through its Alternative Fuel for Vehicles (AFV) and transportation technology deployment programs.

Funding Opportunities

NYSERDA funds its projects through competitive solicitations, which are issued periodically throughout each year. Check NYSERDA Funding Opportunities for the latest information on past, current and planned solicitations.

The Transportation and Power Systems staff are available to provide assistance and answer questions regarding NYSERDA program opportunities. Full staff contact information can be found at: Clean Energy Research and Market Development.

Funded Projects

NYSERDA funds projects that address New York State and national challenges spanning a wide range of transportation issues. Examples of typical project areas and past/current projects are listed below, with links to one-page project abstracts. While these examples illustrate our research and development activities, they are not all-inclusive of our complete areas of interest and activity in the transportation arena.

Advanced Vehicles

Vehicle Components

Rail and Transit

  • Transit Gearbox for Urban Rail 


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Last Updated: 07/01/2014