Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa Transportation Commission approves 60 new vehicles for Iowa transit systems

Posted on: December 08, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 8, 2015 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved approximately $5.5 million in funding for 60 new transit vehicles that will replace vehicles that are past their useful life. The funds were granted through federal Bus and Bus Facilities, State of Good Repair, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement programs. This federal funding is crucial to maintaining operable vehicles throughout the state as these programs are also the only sources of state or federal funding for public transit vehicle replacement in Iowa.

Public transit is vital to enhancing the mobility of Iowans, getting them where they need to go.  Iowa has public transit in all 99 counties. For more information on public transit visit: www.iowadot.gov/transit.

Vehicle replacement projects were approved for 19 different urban and rural systems. The complete list of funded vehicles can be found in the Public Transit News section at www.iowadot.gov/transit.

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For more information, contact: Ryan Ward at 515-233-7877 or ryan.ward@dot.iowa.gov

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