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FTA Extends CARES Grant Deadlines 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 Grant. The Bus and Bus Facility deadline was originally set for Monday, March 30th, but FTA is providing additional flexibility because of the impacts of the Coronavirus on transit agency staff. This notification does NOT impact the $25 billion in Coronavirus Phase III funds that will be distributed via formula. Once the final Phase III package passes the House and is signed into law – which should happen tomorrow – formula funds must be distributed through the 5307 and 5311 programs within 7 days of enactment. Help is on the way. UPDATE: On an April 6th FTA Webinar, the Administration shared significant new information on CARES Act Implementation, with several key announcements and recommendations. Those slides are available available for download here.

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FTA Extends CARES Grant Deadlines 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[…]

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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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