Solicitation of Project Proposals for the 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities (Bus) Program

Funding Opportunity Number: FTA-2016-002-TPM
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Transportation
CFDA Number: 20.526
Eligible Applicants State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOT-FTA
Closing Date: May 13, 2016
Award Ceiling:
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Creation Date: Mar 29, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: The purpose of the Bus Program is to improve the condition of the nation’s public transportation bus fleets, expand transportation access to employment, educational, and healthcare facilities, and to improve mobility options in rural and urban areas throughout the country. In accordance with the statutory requirement that FTA must “consider the age and condition of buses, bus fleets, related equipment, and bus-related facilities”, FTA will prioritize projects that demonstrate how they will address significant repair and maintenance needs, improve the safety of transit systems, deploy connective projects that include advanced technologies to connect bus systems with other networks, and support the creation of ladders of opportunity.



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