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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 than one-half of all trips on public transportation. Our customers rely on buses daily to access jobs, health care, education, and other critical destinations. The level of investment included in the bill will go a long way toward upgrading and replacing our aging and shrinking bus fleets, boost economic growth and help enhance bus service in all communities across the country. The Bus Coalition is grateful to the Chairman and his staff for providing us the opportunity to discuss the challenges and priorities our transit agencies have been facing and pleased to see many of our policy and funding recommendations included in the bill. I thank the Chairman for his leadership and support of public transportation, and look forward to working with him, the Committee and our friends in the Senate to see a reauthorization bill enacted into law before the September 30 deadline.” Bill Carpenter, President, The Bus Coalition  

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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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