AMES, Iowa – Sept. 19, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $6.8 million in funding for 60 new transit vehicles that will replace vehicles past their useful life. The funds are granted through the Federal Transit Administration Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. These federal funding programs are crucial to maintaining operable public transit vehicles throughout the state.
Vehicle replacement projects were approved for 19 urban and rural public transit systems. The complete list of funded vehicles can be found by visiting the FFY 2017 Transit Capital Programs Handout.
Public transit is vital to enhancing the mobility of Iowans, and 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.
Contact: Randy Barton at 515-239-1872 or Randy.Barton@iowadot.us