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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 House INVEST Act is a historic bill that increases investment in transit overall by 59% and the Bus and Bus Facility program by 250%! The INVEST in America Act will help transit systems across the country address aging and shrinking fleets by making critical investments, including $109 billion for public transportation overall and over $11 billion for bus and bus facility infrastructure. The bill meets TBC’s two major objectives: Restore bus transit investment to the historic 40-40-20 ratio. Buses historically received 20% of the transit capital investment ratio. Today, buses only receive 14% and INVEST will get us to 22% in FY23; and Significantly increase funding for the bus competitive grant program for both buses and facility improvements to allow for lumpy capital purchases. In particular, the bill does the following: The Bus and Bus Facilities Program increases 250% from $808 million in FY21 to $2.83 billion in FY26 The 5339a formula increases from $464 million to $1.3 billion by FY26 Creates a new 5339a subformula to replace older buses ( ~ $190 million/year) Modifies the 5339b program to focus on Bus Facilities and Bus Expansion grants (~ $378 million/year) Significantly increases the 5339c Zero Emission Bus competitive grant program (~ $828 million/year) Click here to see our  attached letter of endorsement that we sent to the T&I Committee on June 9th.

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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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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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