The purpose of this program is to improve the condition of transit systems by financing capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses and related equipment, as well as to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, as well as project administration expenses.
The funding agency may 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