Iowa DOT News Release



IOWA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES PUBLIC TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING

Posted on: July 12, 2022

AMES, Iowa – July 12, 2022 – At its meeting in Ames today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1.5 million in funding to support four public transit projects. The projects are funded under the state Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program 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 four projects were approved by the Commission.

  • New automated bus wash (Siouxland Regional Transit System - Sioux City) $238,434
  • Rehabilitate shop area in the maintenance facility (CyRide-Ames) $581,566
  • Replacement of insulation and vapor barrier for transit facility storage and maintenance area (North Iowa Area Council of Governments - Mason City) $200,000 
  • Renovation of existing facility – Phase I (Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission – Mount Pleasant) $480,000

“The Public Transit Infrastructure Grant is an impactful source of funding for public transit systems. This program enables transit systems to construct and maintain facilities that are critical to the operation of their system and maintenance of the vehicles. This year, we received seven project applications requesting $5,653,600.” said Rebecca Law, Transit Programs Administrator, Public Transit Section, Modal Transportation Bureau for the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Public transit service is available in all 99 counties. It provided over 10 million rides last year, getting the public where they need to go. Visit www.iowadot.gov/transit for more information on Iowa’s public transit systems.

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Contact: Rebecca Law at 515-239-1765 or rebecca.law@iowadot.us


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