House FY20 THUD Appropriations Bill Includes $483 Million Plus-Up in Bus Funding!

Last week, The House Transportation and Housing Appropriations Subcommittee released the FY20 THUD Appropriations bill and it includes an additional $483 million plus-up for the Bus and Bus Facility Program! The 5339b competitive pot received a $389 million plus-up and includes language stipulating that each grant award must be at least $1 million. The 5339c competitive low/no program received…
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Welcoming Erika Mazza to the TBC Board!

At the 2019 Annual Meeting of The Bus Coalition in Washintgon DC, new board members and officers were installed to the Coalition’s board.  We would like to to extend a special welcome to Erica Mazza, CEO and General Manager of NAIPTA to the Coalition team.

Iowa DOT Doubles Its Replacement Strategy

Due to federal grants and policy changes, the Iowa DOT’s efforts have allowed for the doubling of replacement of aging buses and other fleet needs. For all states, this is a model to follow- and an agenda The Bus Coaliion is poised to support.

Federal Reauthorization Planning Underway.

In the run-up to the 2018 midterms, bus transit leaders have begun their planning for the upcoming transit reauthorization process and the opportunity it creates for urban and rural bus systems alike.  Join us in creating the legislative priorities that will advance our agenda.

5339 Grants. At work in the field.

The Bus Coalition’s efforts to secure, authorize and deploy the 5339 grant program are bearing fruit.  A few of our most-active BC members are putting federal dollars to work, and helping bus users get the mobility they need.