This week, winners of the competitive Bus and Bus Facilities “Ladders of Opportunity” Initiative grant program were officially posted on the Federal Register. The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) awarded $100 million in competitive grants to 24 recipients in 19 states to significantly improve bus service and bus facilities in urban and rural communities.
The Bus and Bus Facilities program supports the modernization and expansion of transit bus service, with the purpose of connecting disadvantaged and low-income populations with centers of education, employment, job training, healthcare and other vital services. Grant money provides financial assistance to purchase, replace, or rehabilitate buses, bus facilities, and bus-related equipment, and other eligible capital project costs.
Click here to see this year’s Bus and Bus Facilities “Ladders of Opportunity” Initiative project selections.
This year, the FTA received 446 project proposals from 282 applicants requesting a total of approximately $1.4 billion – 14 times the available funding! This highly competitive response clearly reflects tremendous demand for modern buses and bus facilities in communities across the United States. What needs does your community have?