Category/Topic
Environment, Transportation
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
The purpose of the Bus and Bus Infrastructure Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities. Eligible activities are capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses, vans, and related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities, including technological changes that modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. Funds will be awarded competitively for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment or facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible recipients include direct recipients that operate fixed route bus service or that allocate funding to fixed route bus operations; state or local government entities, and federally recognized Indian tribes that are eligible to receive direct grants.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Aug 25, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jul 12, 2017
# of Awards
20
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
The federal share of eligible capital costs is 80 percent of the net capital project cost, unless the grant recipient requests a lower percentage. The Federal share may exceed 80 percent for projects related to the ADA, the Clean Air Act, and certain bicycle projects.
Funder
Federal Transit Administration
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$226,500,000
Competition Notes
Applications will be evaluated based on how well the proposed project will:
1. Improve the condition of the transit system (System Condition)
2. Improve the reliability of transit service for riders (Service Reliability)
3. Enhance access and mobility within the service area (Enhanced Access and Mobility)
Additional Notes
A 2014 FTA grant program for buses and bus facilities awarded grants between $60,000 and $25,000,000.
Further Information
Bus Infrastructure Program Manager
Mark Bathrick
(202) 366-9955
mark.bathrick@ dot.gov
FTA will post answers to questions and requests for clarifications on FTA’s Web site at http://transit.dot.gov/busprogram.
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