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FTA Fleet Transition Plans: The Challenge and Opportunity

On Thursday, April 21st, TBC members and supporters joined a Coalition webinar on FTA Transition Plan preparations and the challenges and opportunities associated with this year’s low- and no-emissions grant applications. We wish to share a special thanks to our colleagues at Boise’s Valley Regional Transit, C-Tran in Vancouver, WA, and San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit.  As well as a gracious thank you to our expert panelists from HDR Transit and TY Lin International for guiding our conversation from their transit experience nationwide. Below we are sharing links to webinar resources available for download: TBC Transition Plan Webinar Slides (PDF) Zoom Video Recording (MP4)

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FTA Fleet Transition Plans: The Challenge and Opportunity

On Thursday, April 21st, TBC members and supporters joined a Coalition webinar on FTA Transition Plan preparations and the challenges and opportunities associated with this year’s low- and no-emissions grant[…]

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Senate Passed an Historic $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Package

On August 11th, the US Senate passed an historic $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that significantly increases funding for bus transit programs. While only 60 votes were required, 19 Republicans joined 50[…]

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INVEST Act Strongly Endorsed By TBC! Act Now!

On Monday, June 7, the Bus Coalition Board met to discuss and ultimately strongly endorse the House introduced INVEST Act which is set to be marked up in Committee. The[…]

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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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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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