Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program Funding

Posted on: July 10, 2019

AMES, Iowa – July 10, 2019 – At its meeting in Council Bluffs yesterday, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $1.5 million in funding to support five public transit projects. The projects are funded under the state Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund for new or improved facilities to support public transit services.

Made available each year by the Iowa General Assembly, a transit system can apply to have up to 80-percent of their project funded through this program. To qualify, a transit system must secure local funding for a minimum of 20-percent of the project costs.

These five projects were approved by the Commission.

  • New bus storage and administrative facility – Benton County (Region 10 - Cedar Rapids): $318,000
  • New heating and air conditioning system (CyRide - Ames): $521,098
  • Phase II transfer center (Dubuque): $344,743
  • Renovated transit maintenance and storage facility (Sioux City): $135,200
  • New bus storage and vehicle wash facility (Region 15 - Ottumwa): $273,459

“The Public Transit Infrastructure Grant is an important source of funding for public transit systems. This program enables transit systems to construct and maintain facilities that are critical to the operation of the system and maintenance of the vehicles,” said Brent Paulsen, Research & Technology Manager, Public Transit Bureau for the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Public transit service is available in all 99 counties. It provides over 24 million rides a year getting the public where they need to go. Visit for more information on Iowa’s public transit systems, and stay connected with Iowa Public Transit on Facebook


Contact: Brent Paulsen at 515-239-1132 or

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