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Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Funding to Support Purchase of 145 New Public Transit Vehicles and Four New Public Transit Facilities

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $53 million in funding for 145 new public transit vehicles and four new public transit facilities. Six of the vehicles will be used to increase the number of vehicles available for public transit service, and 139 vehicles will replace older models past their useful life. Funds will be used to support construction of two vehicle storage and operations facilities for Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Authority, one vehicle storage facility for River Bend Transit, and one operations and vehicle storage facility for Southern Iowa Trolley.

These funds are available through various federal formula and discretionary grant programs.

Projects were approved for 25 different public transit systems. The complete list of projects 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:


For more information, contact: Brent Paulsen at 515-239-1132 or [email protected].


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