About Us

Learn more about the Coalition, who we are and what we do for you.  We are growing, and need your help and support. 

Our Issues

Restoring funding to federal bus programs is our main priority.  We are your voice in Washington, DC. 

Congressional Caucus

In partnership with key members of the House and Senate, TBC helped create the Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus.

Coalition Members

Representing 158+ members in 43 states and the District of Columbia, The Bus Coalition represents small, medium and large transit systems and stakeholders. 

The Bus Coalition is growing your influence on Capitol Hill. 

In 2015, TBC was successful in working with Hill champions to restore over $1 billion in funding to federal bus programs through the FAST Act. In FY18, we were able to restore another $400 million through the appropriations process and we continue to seek additional appropriations in the FY19 round. We are just getting started.  As we gear up for reauthorization in 2020, we need your support to build our network of bus champions on the Hill.

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Buses By the Numbers

Between 2009 and 2016, the number of transit buses operating past useful life (12-years) increased nearly 40% and the number of buses operating more than 15 years increased a staggering 92%. At the same time, total bus fleets contracted by 15% highlighting the impact of budget cuts on transit systems across the country.

transit trips ARE MADE on buses

bus riders with household incomes Below $50,000

 WHERE Buses, parts and supplIES ARE MANUFACTURED

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