Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves purchase of 73 new vehicles for Iowa public transit systems

Posted on: April 14, 2020

AMES, Iowa – April 14, 2020 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than  $7 million in funding for 73 new public transit vehicles that will replace vehicles past their useful life. Funds are granted through the Federal Transit Administration’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Formula Program as well as the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program. Vehicle replacement projects were approved for 20 different public transit systems. The complete list of funded vehicles can be found at

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


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