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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 move forward for our work on behalf of bus transit systems across the country,” said Bus Coalition President Bill Carpenter. Louisville’s transit system (@ridetarc) was announced as a recipient of a $17 million federal grant to replace 17% of its bus fleet—many of those buses being about 20 years old with, some exceeding 800K miles. “Since our founding in 2015, The Bus Coalition has been proud to advocate for over $2.4 billion in increased federal dollars for bus systems like TARC—and we look forward to extending those successes in the future with Randy’s, and all our 250+ members’ help,” continued Mr. Carpenter For his part, Mr. Frantz echoed this enthusiasm for the work of The Bus Coalition and its national network of transit and advocacy professionals: “We, TARC, are proud to join in The Bus Coalition’s mission of supporting funding for federal transit bus and bus facility programs. As Louisville and other cities seek to modernize and innovate our communities’ mobility solutions, I am sure deepening our relationships and support will only enhance our ability to impact workforce and economic development. Our citizens are counting on us.” Please join The Bus Coalition in welcoming Randy

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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,[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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CTAA EXPO 2019: It’s Time to Be Bold

As our EXPO 2019 early registration discount deadline for CTAA members approaches on April 12, we’re finalizing our workshop sessions with times, speakers and descriptions. These topics reflect the most[…]

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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[…]

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TBC Needs Your Help – Call to Action

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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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