The Congressional Bus Caucus

After the passage of the Fast ACT, which included a significant bump up for bus funding, The Bus Coalition felt it was imperative to continue the momentum of support for buses on Capitol Hill. This thought inspired the creation and launch of the Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus in November 2017, and our work will continue in the 118th Congress in 2023 and beyond.

The Congressional Bus Caucus raises awareness on Capitol Hill of the nation’s bus transit needs. It holds occasional events highlighting the program’s importance to transit agencies and their riders across America. The Caucus also looks to highlight innovations in the bus transit marketplace as the industry is going through a revolution in terms of next-generation technology and propulsion advances.

Bus transit continues to be the mobility workhorse in communities across the country. Throughout the pandemic, flexible bus routes provided a lifeline for essential workers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. While overall transit ridership has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, the percentage of transit trips taken by bus has increased from 51% to 58% nationwide. In addition, FTA now estimates bus ridership is above 80% of pre-pandemic levels.

This caucus aims to promote the benefits of long-term federal investment in the nation’s bus systems, address the challenges of an aging bus fleet and advance technological innovation in transit. Buses continue to be part of the solution to help communities of all sizes provide flexible, safer, and cleaner mobility options.

The Congressional Bus Caucus

Under the Bi-Partisan Leadership of Co-Chairmen LaHood and Larsen, The Congressional Bus Caucus serves to help advance the interests of public transportation and bus funding needs across the United States

Representative Darin LaHood
Congressional Bus Caucus

IL-16, R

Representative Rick Larsen
Congressional Bus Caucus

WA-2 D

Representative Sam Graves
Chairman, House T&I Committee

MO-6, R

Representative Nikki Budzinski

IL-13, D

Representative Eric Sorensen

IL-17, D

Representative Greg Casar

TX-35, D

Representative André Carson

IN-7, D

Representative Mike Bost

IL-12, R

Representative Joaquin Castro

TX-20, D

Representative Steve Cohen

TN-9, D

Representative Debbie Dingell

MI-6, D

Representative Anna Eshoo

CA-16, D

Representative Ruben Gallego

AZ-3, D

Representative Susan DelBene

WA-1, D

Representative John Joyce

PA-13, R

Representative Daniel Kildee

MI-8, D

Representative Derek Kilmer

WA-6, D

Representative Sharice Davids

KS-3, D

Representative Joseph D. Morelle

NY-25, D

Representative Jimmy Panetta

CA-19, D

Representative Raul Grijalva

AZ-07, D

Representative Glenn Thompson

PA-15, R

Representative Chris Pappas

NH-1, D

Representative Julie Brownley

CA-26, D

Representative Mike Turner

OH-10, R

Representative Josh Harder

CA-09, D

Representative Mark Pocan

WI-2, D

Representatie Morgan McGarvey

KY-03, D