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Varies; contact the state agency in charge of administering the program.


Designated recipients that operate fixed route bus service or that allocate funding to fixed route bus operators; and state or local governmental entities that operate fixed route bus service that are eligible to receive direct grants under Sections 5307 and 5311. An eligible recipient that receives a grant under the formula or discretionary programs may allocate amounts from the grant to subrecipients that are public agencies or private nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation.


Funding may be used for capital projects to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses, vans and related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities. Bus and rail passengers often share intermodal centers, and thus funds under this grant program would benefit a wide array of users.

For example, in FY 2008, the El Garces intermodal center project in Needles, California, received a $434,720 allocation from the Bus and Bus Facility program. When completed, the intermodal center will accommodate passenger facilities for local bus services and Amtrak. The transportation facility is one component of a larger project to rehabilitate and reopen the historic El Garces—a former Harvey House—to accommodate a California visitors’ center and commercial space.


The federal share is not to exceed 80 percent of the net project cost. $90.5 million will be allocated each year among all states and territories, with each state receiving $1.75 million and each territory (including D.C. and Puerto Rico) receiving $500,000. The remainder of program funds will be apportioned based on population and service factors using the Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program apportionment formula. Funds are available for three years after the fiscal year in which the amount is apportioned.


$696 million (FY 2016)
$720 million (FY 2017)
$747 million (FY 2018)
$777 million (FY 2019)
$809 million (FY 2020)

Additional Information:

Federal Transit Administration – Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Program