Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves purchase of 78 new vehicles for Iowa public transit systems

Posted on: June 08, 2021

OSKALOOSA, Iowa – June 8, 2021 –  The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $7 million in funding for 78 new public transit vehicles that will replace vehicles past their useful life. Funds are granted through the Federal Transit Administration’s Grants for Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program as well as the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.

Vehicle replacement projects were approved for 21 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 the public transit projects, please contact Sree Mitra at or visit


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