INVEST in America Act — Statement from TBC President, Bill Carpenter

On the release of the INVEST in America Act, The Bus Coalition President Bill Carpenter released the following statement: “On behalf of The Bus Coalition (TBC) and its members, I applaud the historic level of bus transit funding included in Chairman DeFazio’s reauthorization proposal. Buses are the backbone of transit service across America providing more…
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Thank you Transit Workers! The Bus Coalition Joins The US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure

The Bus Coalition Joins The US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure in thanking transit workers across the country that are keeping our communities moving across the country in this difficult time. Click the link below to view the Committee’s video recognition and share!

TBC & CTAA Join Forces for Fiscal 2021 Bus Funding Increases

The Bus Coalition and CTAA are teaming up again to advocate for additional funding for the Competitive Bus and Bus Facility grant program in the FY21 Appropriations process. This alliance has been successful in securing over $1.24 billion in “plus-up” funding for bus programs over the last three fiscal years. On April 9, we sent…
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FTA CARES Grant Deadlines Extended to April 29th, 2020 & Background Information

Secretary Chao Extends FTA Grant Deadlines, Including Bus and Bus Facility Competitive Grants: On March 27, Bus Coalition staff participated in a call with Secretary Chao and FTA Acting Administrator Williams. They announced that all pending Notice of Funding Opportunity deadlines will be extended to April 29th, including the pending 5339b Bus and Bus Facility…
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Randy Frantz of Louisville’s Transit Authority of River City Joins The Bus Coalition Board

The Bus Coalition Board is be happy to welcome the most recent addition to our national coalition’s leadership team: Randy Frantz, Assistant Executive Director to Louisville’s TARC Transit System. “Louisville’s recent advances in transit innovation and regional and national advocacy make enhancing TARC’s role from Bus Coalition member to joining the leadership team a great…
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FTA Announces $423 Million in FY19 Bus Grants

This week, FTA announced $423 million in FY19 Bus and Bus Facility awards to 94 projects in 42 states. Congratulations to all the recipients! You can find the full list of awards here. As a reminder, the FAST Act authorized approximately $267 million to the competitive program in FY19. Because of the efforts of our…
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Donna DeMartino Op-Ed in Passenger Transit Magazine

This month, Donna DeMartino, TBC Board Member and CEO of San Joaquin, California’s RTD Transit has penned an outstanding op-ed in Passenger Transport Magazine. Celebrating recent successes from APTA’s leadership and bus systems’ innovations in improving transit as a quality option for community mobility, DeMartino makes some key points highlighting RTD and other systems recent…
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July 16-17 Bus Coalition Reauthorization Kickoff

Join the Congressional Bus Caucus and The Bus Coalition for our:  “Not Your Parents’ Bus” Kickoff Event  On July 16 and 17, in coordination with the Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus, the Bus Coalition is hosting an event in DC and on Capitol Hill to highlight innovations in bus transit and kick off our work on…
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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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Congressional Caucus Email on FY20 Apts

TBC Needs Your Help – Call to Action Good afternoon all: The Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus is working to increase bus funding in the FY20 Appropriations process and they need our help. Attached please find a “Dear Colleague” letter being circulated by Caucus Co-Chair’s Larsen and LaHood. The letter was sent to all 435 Representatives…
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