$366 million in USDOT Grants to Overhaul Bus Service in the U.S.

On the heels of 49 CFR Part 673’s release (see our newsletter article from September), the FTA has announced more than $366 million in grants aimed at improving bus infrastructure across the country. Grant funds have been awarded to 107 project across 50 states and territories, for a wide variety of purposes. A grant at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will be used to modernize the agency’s bus maintenance facility which maintains the majority of the agency’s hybrid electric bus fleet. A grant to Miami-Dade County will be used to replace diesel buses with compressed natural gas (CNG) buses throughout the fleet. Another grantee, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, will use the funds to build a new bus facility from the ground up, which will provide transit vehicle storage, maintenance facilities, administrative space and a waiting area for passengers. These grants will play an important role in speeding up progress towards improved bus service, operations, and safety for many bus agencies across the country. Learn more on the FTA’s website here.

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