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Announcement of Fiscal Year 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Project Selections


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Announcement of Fiscal Year 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Project Selections

K. Jane Williams
Federal Transit Administration
2 March 2020


[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 41 (Monday, March 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12385-12395]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04168]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Announcement of Fiscal Year 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus 
Facilities Program Project Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice; announcement of project selections. Grants for Buses 
and Bus Facilities Program.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the allocation of $423,329,839 to 
projects under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus 
Facilities Program (Bus Program) and provides administrative guidance 
on project implementation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact 
the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying 
for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional 
Offices can be found at www.transit.dot.gov/. Unsuccessful applicants 
may contact Mark G. Bathrick, Office of Program Management at (202) 
366-9955, email: Mark.Bathrick@dot.gov, within 30 days of this 
announcement to arrange a proposal debriefing. A TDD is available at 1-
800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 
5339(b)) authorizes FTA to make competitive grants for buses and bus 
facilities. Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5338) 
authorized $263,219,530 for competitive allocations in FY 2019. The 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116-6) appropriated an 
additional $160 million for the Bus Program for FY 2019. An additional 
$130,710 of unawarded FY 2018 funding was also made available. After 
the statutory set aside for oversight, $423,350,240 was made available 
for competitive grants under the Bus Program.
    On May 15, 2019, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity 
(NOFO) (84 FR 21899) announcing the availability of $423,350,240 in 
competitive funding under the Bus Program. These funds will provide 
financial assistance to states and eligible public agencies to replace, 
rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses, vans, and related equipment, 
and for capital projects to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease 
bus-related facilities. In response to the NOFO, FTA received 318 
eligible project proposals from 43 States and the District of Columbia, 
totaling approximately $1.89 billion in Federal funds. Project 
proposals were evaluated based on each applicant's responsiveness to 
the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO.
    Based on the criteria in the NOFO, FTA is funding 94 projects, as 
shown in Table 1, for a total of $423,329,839. Recipients selected for 
competitive funding are required to work with their FTA Regional Office 
to submit a grant application in FTA's Transit Award Management System 
(TrAMS) for the projects identified in the attached table to quickly 
obligate funds. Grant applications must only include eligible 
activities applied for in the original project application. Funds must 
be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the eligible 
capital purposes described in the NOFO.
    In cases where the allocation amount is less than the proposer's 
total requested amount, recipients are required to fund the scalable 
project option as described in the application. If the award amount 
does not correspond to the scalable option, the recipient should work 
with the Regional Office to reduce scope or scale the project such that 
a complete phase or project is accomplished. Recipients may also 
provide additional local funds to complete a proposed project. A 
discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each 
project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMS 
application.
    Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award 
authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, 
November 25, 2019. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project 
expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for 
reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon 
other requirements, such as planning and environmental requirements, 
having been met. For more about FTA's policy on pre-award authority, 
please see the FTA Fiscal Year 2019 Apportionments, Allocations, and 
Program Information and Interim Guidance (84 FR 31984). Post-award 
reporting requirements include submission of Federal Financial Reports 
and Milestone Progress Reports in TrAMS (see FTA.C.5010.1E). Recipients 
must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, 
executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements in 
carrying out the project supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes 
that recipients must follow all third-party procurement requirements 
set forth in Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5325(a)) and 
described in the FTA Third Party Contracting Guidance Circular (FTA 
Circular 4220.1). Funds allocated in this announcement must be 
obligated in a grant by September 30, 2023.
    Technical Review And Evaluation Summary: The FTA assessed all 
project proposals that were submitted under the FY 2019 Bus Program 
competition according to the following evaluation criteria. The 
specific metrics for each criterion were described in the May 15, 2019, 
NOFO:

1. Demonstration of Need
2. Demonstration of Benefits
3. Planning/Local Prioritization
4. Local Financial Commitment
5. Project Implementation Strategy
6. Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity

For each project, a technical review panel assigned a rating of Highly 
Recommended, Recommended, or Not Recommended for each of the six 
criteria. The technical review panel then assigned an overall rating of 
Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended, or Ineligible to the 
project proposal.
    Projects were assigned a final overall rating of Highly Recommended 
if they were rated Highly Recommended in at least four categories 
overall, with no Not Recommended ratings. Projects were assigned a 
final overall rating of Recommended if the projects had three or more 
Recommended ratings and no Not Recommended ratings. Projects were 
assigned a rating of Not Recommended if they received a Not Recommended 
rating in any criteria. A summary of the final overall ratings for all 
318 eligible project proposals is shown in the table below.

                         Overall Project Ratings
                         [Eligible submissions]
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Highly Recommended......................................             188
Recommended.............................................              96
Not Recommended.........................................              34
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  Total.................................................             318
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    As outlined in the NOFO, FTA made the final selections based on the 
technical ratings as well as geographic diversity, percentage of local 
cost share, departmental objectives, location in an opportunity zone, 
and/or receipt of other recent competitive awards.

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    As further outlined in the NOFO, in some cases, due to funding 
limitations, proposers that were selected for funding received less 
than the amount originally requested.

K. Jane Williams,
Acting Administrator.

                                   Table 1--FY 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competition Project Selections
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        State                Applicant                 Project ID              Project description      Funded amount            Overall rating
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AK..................  Chickaloon Native       D2020-BUSC-001.............  The Chickaloon Native               $53,966  Highly Recommended.
                       Village.                                             Village will receive
                                                                            funding for a replacement
                                                                            accessible minivan for
                                                                            the Chickaloon Area
                                                                            Transit System (CATS).
                                                                            This project will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            mobility for tribal
                                                                            residents in Southcentral
                                                                            Alaska.
AK..................  Kenaitze Indian Tribe   D2020-BUSC-002.............  The Kenaitze Indian Tribe         1,600,000  Highly Recommended.
                       (IRA).                                               will receive funding to
                                                                            rehabilitate a facility
                                                                            for transit vehicle
                                                                            maintenance needed to
                                                                            extend useful bus life
                                                                            and maintain a state of
                                                                            good repair in this
                                                                            rural, sub-arctic region
                                                                            of Alaska. This project
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            improve service
                                                                            reliability for tribal
                                                                            residents on the Kenai
                                                                            Peninsula in Southcentral
                                                                            Alaska.
AK..................  Nulato Village........  D2020-BUSC-003.............  The Nulato Village will             179,885  Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase a bus to provide
                                                                            tribal residents and
                                                                            members of the public
                                                                            with safe and reliable
                                                                            transit to the Nulato
                                                                            Airport. The project will
                                                                            improve safety and allow
                                                                            residents to stay out of
                                                                            extreme weather while
                                                                            traveling to and from the
                                                                            airport in rural Alaska.
AL..................  Tuscaloosa County       D2020-BUSC-004.............  The Tuscaloosa County             2,018,750  Recommended.
                       Parking and Transit                                  Parking and Transit
                       Authority.                                           Authority will receive
                                                                            funding to replace buses
                                                                            that are at the end of
                                                                            their useful life. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety, support state of
                                                                            good repair, and
                                                                            accommodate ridership.
AZ..................  Northern Arizona        D2020-BUSC-005.............  The Northern Arizona             17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Intergovernmental                                    Intergovernmental Public
                       Public Transportation                                Transportation Authority,
                       Authority.                                           which operates Mountain
                                                                            Line transit service in
                                                                            Flagstaff, will receive
                                                                            funding for essential
                                                                            projects, including
                                                                            construction of a
                                                                            Downtown Connection
                                                                            Center and the purchase
                                                                            of all-electric buses to
                                                                            replace diesel and hybrid
                                                                            buses that have exceeded
                                                                            their useful life. The
                                                                            projects will improve
                                                                            safety, support state of
                                                                            good repair, and
                                                                            accommodate growing
                                                                            ridership, including
                                                                            students at Northern
                                                                            Arizona University.
AZ..................  White Mountain Apache   D2020-BUSC-006.............  The White Mountain Apache           160,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Tribe.                                               Tribe, which operates the
                                                                            Fort Apache Connection
                                                                            transit service on the
                                                                            Fort Apache Indian
                                                                            Reservation in the east
                                                                            central region of
                                                                            Arizona, will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            vehicles and expand
                                                                            transit service. The
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and reliability
                                                                            and ensure continued
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            tribal residents on the
                                                                            Indian Reservation, which
                                                                            includes parts of Navajo,
                                                                            Gila, and Apache counties.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-007.............  Full Access and                     466,883  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Coordinated
                       behalf of Full Access                                Transportation, Inc
                       and Coordinated                                      (FACT), which provides
                       Transportation, Inc                                  specialized
                       (FACT).                                              transportation services
                                                                            for residents of San
                                                                            Diego County, will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase accessible
                                                                            vehicles that will
                                                                            replace vehicles that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            vehicles will improve
                                                                            access, mobility and
                                                                            service reliability for
                                                                            people with disabilities,
                                                                            seniors and others who
                                                                            use the service.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-008.............  Redwood Coast Transit               260,000  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Authority (RCTA) will
                       behalf of Redwood                                    receive funding to
                       Coast Transit                                        purchase new buses that
                       Authority (RCTA).                                    will replace buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the system, which
                                                                            provides transit service
                                                                            for residents in rural
                                                                            Del Norte County in
                                                                            northern California.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-009.............  Tehama County Transit               592,998  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Agency Board will receive
                       behalf of Tehama                                     funding to renovate
                       County Transit Agency                                existing buildings at the
                       Board.                                               Tehama Rural Area Express
                                                                            (TRAX) transit facility
                                                                            in Red Bluff, California.
                                                                            The renovations will help
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            and reliability for rural
                                                                            residents of Tehama
                                                                            County in northern
                                                                            California.
CA..................  California Department   D2020-BUSC-010.............  Yosemite Area Regional            4,335,000  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation on                                 Transportation System
                       behalf of Yosemite                                   (YARTS) will receive
                       Area Regional                                        funding to purchase
                       Transportation System.                               battery-electric over-the-
                                                                            road coach buses equipped
                                                                            with ADA lifts and
                                                                            restrooms. The new
                                                                            vehicles will improve
                                                                            access and transit
                                                                            service for residents and
                                                                            visitors to Yosemite
                                                                            National Park and the
                                                                            surrounding communities.

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CA..................  Fresno Council of       D2020-BUSC-011.............  The Fresno Council of             5,145,281  Highly Recommended.
                       Governments (Fresno                                  Governments will receive
                       County Rural Transit                                 funding for the Fresno
                       Agency).                                             County Rural Transit
                                                                            Agency to construct a new
                                                                            state-of-the-art bus
                                                                            maintenance and
                                                                            operations facility. The
                                                                            new facility will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the transit system, which
                                                                            provides service to
                                                                            residents throughout the
                                                                            rural areas of Fresno
                                                                            County.
CA..................  Kings County Area       D2020-BUSC-012.............  Kings County Area Public          3,279,570  Highly Recommended.
                       Public Transit Agency.                               Transit Agency will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses that
                                                                            will replace buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will improve
                                                                            safety, reliability and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the system, which
                                                                            provides transit service
                                                                            for residents in the
                                                                            Central San Joaquin
                                                                            Valley.
CA..................  Solano County Transit.  D2020-BUSC-013.............  Solano County Transit will        1,800,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to plan,
                                                                            construct, and install
                                                                            electrical charging
                                                                            infrastructure to
                                                                            accommodate an all-
                                                                            electric bus fleet that
                                                                            is planned for the
                                                                            future. The project will
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            reliability for residents
                                                                            who use the transit
                                                                            service to travel in
                                                                            Solano County, which is
                                                                            part of the San Francisco
                                                                            Bay Area.
CA..................  Transit Joint Powers    D2020-BUSC-014.............  The Transit Joint Powers          2,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Authority for Merced                                 Authority for Merced
                       County (The Bus).                                    County (The Bus) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase zero-emission
                                                                            electric buses and
                                                                            associated charging
                                                                            equipment to replace the
                                                                            agency's gasoline-fueled
                                                                            buses that have exceeded
                                                                            their useful life. The
                                                                            new buses will improve
                                                                            safety and reliability
                                                                            for residents who use the
                                                                            service to travel in
                                                                            Merced County, which is
                                                                            located in the San
                                                                            Joaquin Valley of
                                                                            California.
CO..................  City of Colorado        D2020-BUSC-015.............  Mountain Metropolitan             1,621,500  Highly Recommended.
                       Springs (Mountain                                    Transit in Colorado
                       Metropolitan Transit).                               Springs will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase
                                                                            battery electric buses
                                                                            and charging stations to
                                                                            expand transit service on
                                                                            one of its busiest
                                                                            routes. The buses will
                                                                            allow MMT to accommodate
                                                                            growing ridership and
                                                                            provide a responsive
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            people accessing jobs,
                                                                            school and community
                                                                            services.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-016.............  The Colorado Department of        2,015,775  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Breckenridge Free                                   receive funding on behalf
                       Ride).                                               of the Town of
                                                                            Breckenridge to replace
                                                                            diesel buses that have
                                                                            exceed their useful life
                                                                            with battery-electric
                                                                            vehicles and charging
                                                                            infrastructure. The fleet
                                                                            helps Breckenridge, home
                                                                            to one of Colorado's
                                                                            largest ski resorts,
                                                                            provide access to jobs,
                                                                            services and tourist
                                                                            sites.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-017.............  The Colorado Department of          199,500  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Laradon Hall Society                                receive funding on behalf
                       for Exceptional                                      of Laradon Hall Society
                       Children and Adults).                                for Exceptional Children
                                                                            and Adults in Denver to
                                                                            replace transit vans that
                                                                            transport people with
                                                                            disabilities to and from
                                                                            campus. The vehicles will
                                                                            replace vans that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life, improving safety
                                                                            and reliability.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-018.............  The Colorado Department of        1,788,312  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Roaring Fork                                        receive funding on behalf
                       Transportation                                       of the Roaring Fork
                       Authority).                                          Transportation Authority
                                                                            to replace buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The
                                                                            replacement buses will
                                                                            enhance the rural transit
                                                                            agency's network
                                                                            throughout the Roaring
                                                                            Fork Valley of Central
                                                                            Colorado and help
                                                                            accommodate growing
                                                                            ridership.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-019.............  The Colorado Department of          400,000  Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Snowmass Village                                    receive funding on behalf
                       Shuttle).                                            of Snowmass Village in
                                                                            rural Pitkin County to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceed their useful life.
                                                                            The replacement vehicles
                                                                            will reduce maintenance
                                                                            costs and improve
                                                                            reliability for the
                                                                            Snowmass Village Shuttle,
                                                                            which provides residents
                                                                            access to jobs and
                                                                            services.
CO..................  Colorado Department of  D2020-BUSC-020.............  The Colorado Department of       12,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation will
                       (Winter Park Lift).                                  receive funding on behalf
                                                                            of Winter Park Lift in
                                                                            Colorado's Grand County,
                                                                            to build a maintenance
                                                                            facility for its bus
                                                                            fleet. The infrastructure
                                                                            investment will help the
                                                                            three-year-old transit
                                                                            system house
                                                                            administrative offices
                                                                            and dispatching services,
                                                                            with additional space for
                                                                            future new buses and
                                                                            electric charging
                                                                            facilities.

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DC..................  Washington              D2020-BUSC-021.............  The Washington                   11,040,000  Recommended.
                       Metropolitan Area                                    Metropolitan Area Transit
                       Transit Authority                                    Authority (WMATA) will
                       (WMATA).                                             receive funding to
                                                                            upgrade its farebox
                                                                            system on its fleet of
                                                                            buses with modern,
                                                                            supported technologies.
                                                                            This technology upgrade
                                                                            will enhance operational
                                                                            reliability, while
                                                                            enabling WMATA to
                                                                            introduce new buses to
                                                                            their fleet.
FL..................  Broward County Transit  D2020-BUSC-022.............  Broward County Transit           17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            rehabilitate its existing
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance buildings,
                                                                            construct new
                                                                            administration/operations
                                                                            and training buildings
                                                                            and add infrastructure
                                                                            for electric buses. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and state of good
                                                                            repair for facilities
                                                                            that were originally
                                                                            built in the 1980's.
FL..................  Hillsborough Area       D2020-BUSC-023.............  Hillsborough Area Regional        4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional Transit                                     Transit Authority (HART)
                       Authority (HART).                                    will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new CNG buses to
                                                                            replace diesel buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. This project
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            ensure continued transit
                                                                            services for residents of
                                                                            Hillsborough County,
                                                                            Florida.
GA..................  University of Georgia.  D2020-BUSC-024.............  The University of Georgia,        7,462,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            which provides transit
                                                                            service to the residents
                                                                            of Athens, Georgia and
                                                                            the University of Georgia
                                                                            campus, will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            electric buses to replace
                                                                            older buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new vehicles
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            service reliability.
HI..................  State of Hawaii         D2020-BUSC-025.............  The State of Hawaii               6,586,650  Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new accessible
                                                                            vehicles and buses to
                                                                            replace those that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life for the County of
                                                                            Hawai'i and the County of
                                                                            Kaua'i. The new vehicles
                                                                            will improve safety and
                                                                            reliability for residents
                                                                            who use public transit to
                                                                            commute to work on long
                                                                            commuter routes such as
                                                                            the Hilo-to-South Kohala
                                                                            Resort route
                                                                            (approximately 200 miles
                                                                            round trip) and East
                                                                            Hawaii-to-West Hawaii
                                                                            commuter route
                                                                            (approximately 160 miles
                                                                            round trip).
IA..................  Des Moines Area         D2020-BUSC-026.............  The Des Moines Area              17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional Transit                                     Regional Transit
                       Authority (DART).                                    Authority (DART) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            construct a new
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance facility to
                                                                            replace an outdated and
                                                                            undersized facility. The
                                                                            new building will be
                                                                            located in downtown Des
                                                                            Moines, away from the
                                                                            current facility's flood-
                                                                            prone area.
IA..................  Iowa Department of      D2020-BUSC-027.............  The Iowa Department of            9,414,785  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace rural buses
                                                                            throughout the state that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life Iowa. DOT
                                                                            estimates that more than
                                                                            half of its statewide
                                                                            transit bus fleet is in
                                                                            need of replacement.
ID..................  City of Lewiston......  D2020-BUSC-028.............  The City of Lewiston in              64,000  Recommended.
                                                                            northern Idaho will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            construct a transit
                                                                            center at the Lewiston
                                                                            Community Center, which
                                                                            currently does not have
                                                                            any infrastructure
                                                                            designed specifically for
                                                                            transit needs. The
                                                                            project will repurpose
                                                                            the west side of the
                                                                            parking lot to construct
                                                                            a small transit center
                                                                            where passengers have
                                                                            access to amenities and
                                                                            where transit activities
                                                                            can take place more
                                                                            safely and reliably.
IL..................  Bloomington-Normal      D2020-BUSC-029.............  Connect Transit will                500,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Public Transit System                                receive funding to
                       (DBA Connect Transit).                               improve bus stops by
                                                                            adding shelters and
                                                                            benches as well as
                                                                            infrastructure that
                                                                            complies with the
                                                                            Americans with
                                                                            Disabilities Act. The
                                                                            upgrades will enhance
                                                                            safety for riders, better
                                                                            accommodate passenger
                                                                            transfers between buses,
                                                                            and attract new customers.
IL..................  Champaign-Urbana Mass   D2020-BUSC-030.............  The Champaign-Urbana Mass        17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit District.                                    Transit District will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            renovate and expand the
                                                                            Illinois Terminal, a
                                                                            transportation hub with
                                                                            local and intercity buses
                                                                            and passenger rail. The
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and accommodate
                                                                            rising demand at the
                                                                            terminal, which is part
                                                                            of a joint development
                                                                            project that includes
                                                                            plans for a hotel and
                                                                            conference center as well
                                                                            as residential and
                                                                            commercial development.

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IL..................  Illinois Department of  D2020-BUSC-031.............  The Illinois Department of        8,046,999  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (IDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses, improve
                                                                            maintenance facilities
                                                                            and purchase bus
                                                                            equipment in the
                                                                            downstate region. The
                                                                            funding will allow
                                                                            transit providers in
                                                                            rural areas and small
                                                                            cities to accommodate
                                                                            growing ridership,
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            reliability, address
                                                                            state of good repair
                                                                            needs and reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs.
IN..................  Bloomington Public      D2020-BUSC-032.............  Bloomington Transit will          1,125,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       receive funding to
                       Corporation                                          replace and upgrade the
                       (Bloomington Transit).                               fare collection system on
                                                                            its fixed-route service
                                                                            buses. The new fare
                                                                            collection system will
                                                                            allow Bloomington Transit
                                                                            to expand fare payment
                                                                            options for riders,
                                                                            reduce farebox
                                                                            maintenance costs and
                                                                            obtain more accurate fare
                                                                            counts.
KS..................  City of Wichita.......  D2020-BUSC-033.............  Wichita Transit will             14,232,816  Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to build
                                                                            a replacement transit
                                                                            center to meet current
                                                                            and future regional
                                                                            transportation needs. The
                                                                            building will connect 17
                                                                            bus routes, four
                                                                            circulator trolleys and
                                                                            commuter transit and
                                                                            boost economic
                                                                            development in the West
                                                                            Bank area of the Arkansas
                                                                            River.
KY..................  Transit Authority of    D2020-BUSC-034.............  The Transit Authority of         17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       River City (TARC).                                   River City (TARC) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses to
                                                                            replace older buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. This project
                                                                            will improve safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            improve service
                                                                            reliability for residents
                                                                            who rely on bus service
                                                                            in the Greater Louisville
                                                                            area.
LA..................  Jefferson Parish, Inc   D2020-BUSC-035.............  Jefferson Transit will            4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                       (Jefferson Transit).                                 receive funding to build
                                                                            a new operations center
                                                                            to replace an aging,
                                                                            makeshift operations
                                                                            facility. The new center
                                                                            will be double the size
                                                                            of the current facility
                                                                            in order to accommodate
                                                                            critical safety, dispatch
                                                                            and training functions
                                                                            while providing
                                                                            passengers seeking to
                                                                            purchase passes and fare
                                                                            cards with a modern
                                                                            facility that complies
                                                                            with the Americans with
                                                                            Disabilities Act.
LA..................  New Orleans Regional    D2020-BUSC-036.............  The New Orleans Regional          7,246,315  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority                                    Transit Authority (RTA)
                       (RTA).                                               will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase biodiesel buses
                                                                            to replace buses that RTA
                                                                            purchased after Hurricane
                                                                            Katrina destroyed the
                                                                            authority's bus fleet in
                                                                            2005. Those buses have
                                                                            reached the end of their
                                                                            useful life, and new
                                                                            buses will allow RTA to
                                                                            enhance safety, improve
                                                                            service and reduce
                                                                            vehicle breakdowns.
MA..................  Montachusett Regional   D2020-BUSC-037.............  The Montachusett Regional         4,500,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Transit Authority in
                                                                            north central
                                                                            Massachusetts will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            improve safety through
                                                                            the installation of
                                                                            security cameras, boost
                                                                            reliability and lower
                                                                            maintenance costs.
MD..................  Baltimore County,       D2020-BUSC-038.............  Baltimore County,                 1,651,720  Highly Recommended.
                       Maryland.                                            Maryland, will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            buses and new
                                                                            infrastructure for the
                                                                            proposed Towson
                                                                            Circulator project. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            access and mobility for
                                                                            the transit riding public
                                                                            through the creation of a
                                                                            new transit service.
MD..................  Maryland Transit        D2020-BUSC-039.............  Delmarva Community                  248,000  Recommended.
                       Administration (MTA)                                 Services will receive
                       on behalf of Delmarva                                funding to purchase new
                       Community Services.                                  vehicles and support
                                                                            infrastructure. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety, state of good
                                                                            repair and enhance
                                                                            mobility for riders in
                                                                            Kent, Caroline, Talbot
                                                                            and Dorchester Counties.
MD..................  Maryland Transit        D2020-BUSC-040.............  The St. Mary's Transit               76,500  Recommended.
                       Administration (MTA)                                 System, which provides
                       on behalf of St.                                     service in St. Mary's
                       Mary's Transit System.                               County, Maryland, will
                                                                            receive funding to expand
                                                                            its vehicle maintenance
                                                                            facility for its bus
                                                                            fleet.
MD..................  Maryland Transit        D2020-BUSC-041.............  The Tri-County Council for          850,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Administration (MTA)                                 the Lower Eastern Shore
                       on behalf of Tri-                                    of Maryland (Shore
                       County Council for                                   Transit) will receive
                       the Lower Eastern                                    funding to purchase new
                       Shore of Maryland                                    vehicles to replace older
                       (Shore Transit).                                     vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. This project will
                                                                            improve safety, state of
                                                                            good repair and service
                                                                            reliability for riders in
                                                                            Maryland's lower eastern
                                                                            shore counties of
                                                                            Somerset, Wicomico, and
                                                                            Worcester.

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ME..................  Biddeford-Saco-Old      D2020-BUSC-042.............  The Biddeford-Saco-Old              880,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Orchard Beach Transit                                Orchard Beach Transit
                       Committee.                                           Committee, operating four
                                                                            bus routes and six
                                                                            seasonal trolley routes
                                                                            near Portland, Maine,
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The replacement
                                                                            vehicles will improve
                                                                            safety, reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs and
                                                                            improve reliability.
ME..................  City of Bangor........  D2020-BUSC-043.............  The City of Bangor will           1,286,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding for
                                                                            construction of a new
                                                                            Bangor Transportation
                                                                            Center to replace an
                                                                            aging bus depot that has
                                                                            exceeded its useful life.
                                                                            The new transportation
                                                                            center will boost
                                                                            ridership and serve as a
                                                                            multi-modal facility for
                                                                            the City's Community
                                                                            Connector fixed route,
                                                                            shared ride services,
                                                                            intercity buses and other
                                                                            active transit.
ME..................  Maine Department of     D2020-BUSC-044.............  The Maine Department of           1,057,567  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses for three
                                                                            regional transit
                                                                            providers spanning eight
                                                                            Maine counties. The new
                                                                            buses will improve the
                                                                            fleets' state of good
                                                                            repair, reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs and
                                                                            improve the passenger
                                                                            experience.
MI..................  City of Detroit         D2020-BUSC-045.............  The City of Detroit               8,494,812  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation (DDOT).                               Transportation (DDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new fareboxes to
                                                                            modernize its fare
                                                                            collection system. The
                                                                            new fareboxes will reduce
                                                                            the frequency and cost of
                                                                            repairs, improve boarding
                                                                            times and schedule
                                                                            adherence, and expand
                                                                            fare payment options for
                                                                            passengers.
MI..................  Flint Mass              D2020-BUSC-046.............  The Flint Mass                    4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation Authority
                       Authority (MTA).                                     (MTA) will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase
                                                                            propane transit buses and
                                                                            CNG commuter buses to
                                                                            replace diesel buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will allow MTA to
                                                                            improve safety,
                                                                            efficiency and service
                                                                            reliability, especially
                                                                            on MTA's peak hour and
                                                                            regional routes that
                                                                            transport passengers to
                                                                            work and school.
MN..................  Red Lake Band of        D2020-BUSC-047.............  The Red Lake Band of                211,944  Recommended.
                       Chippewa Indians.                                    Chippewa Indians will
                                                                            receive funding so that
                                                                            Red Lake Public Transit
                                                                            can purchase new buses
                                                                            and equipment, allowing
                                                                            it to expand its bus
                                                                            fleet to accommodate
                                                                            growing ridership. Red
                                                                            Lake Public Transit
                                                                            provides on-demand bus
                                                                            service on the Red Lake
                                                                            Indian Reservation, which
                                                                            is located in a rural
                                                                            area of northwest
                                                                            Minnesota.
MO..................  Bi-State Development    D2020-BUSC-048.............  The Bi-State Development            350,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Agency.                                              Agency of St. Louis will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            transform bus stops into
                                                                            mobility hubs to improve
                                                                            safety and create a more
                                                                            welcoming experience for
                                                                            riders. The hubs will
                                                                            improve accessibility and
                                                                            include amenities such as
                                                                            benches, lighting and
                                                                            community information, at
                                                                            key transit transfer
                                                                            points.
MO..................  Missouri Department of  D2020-BUSC-049.............  The Missouri Department of        5,120,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            construct two storage and
                                                                            maintenance facilities
                                                                            for rural transit
                                                                            providers. The facilities
                                                                            will save operational
                                                                            costs compared to using
                                                                            contract services, add
                                                                            efficiencies and help
                                                                            keep transit buses in a
                                                                            state of good repair.
MS..................  Coast Transit           D2020-BUSC-050.............  Coast Transit Authority           5,351,155  Highly Recommended.
                       Authority.                                           will receive funding to
                                                                            construct a bridge
                                                                            structure between the
                                                                            Gulfport Transit Center
                                                                            and the Jones Park Bus
                                                                            Station in Gulfport, MS.
                                                                            This project will provide
                                                                            pedestrian safety and
                                                                            improved mobility between
                                                                            these two locations.
MS..................  Mississippi Department  D2020-BUSC-051.............  The Mississippi Department        5,680,000  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation.                                   of Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses. This
                                                                            project will support
                                                                            service expansion
                                                                            throughout the state and
                                                                            help meet the needs of
                                                                            Mississippi residents who
                                                                            rely on transportation
                                                                            services to get to
                                                                            employment opportunities
                                                                            and an increasing demand
                                                                            for health care
                                                                            destinations.
MT..................  City of Billings        D2020-BUSC-052.............  The City of Billings                840,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Metropolitan Transit                                 Metropolitan Transit
                       System.                                              System will receive
                                                                            funding to replace buses
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The buses
                                                                            will help the agency
                                                                            increase safety, maintain
                                                                            its bus fleet in a state
                                                                            of good repair and ensure
                                                                            safe and reliable service
                                                                            to the residents of
                                                                            Billings, Montana's
                                                                            largest city.

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MT..................  Montana Department of   D2020-BUSC-053.............  The Montana Department of           510,088  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation (North                                Transportation will
                       Central Montana                                      receive funding on behalf
                       Transit).                                            of North Central Montana
                                                                            Transit to replace buses
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life and purchase
                                                                            the bus maintenance
                                                                            facility it has been
                                                                            renting. The agency,
                                                                            which provides service to
                                                                            two tribal governments--
                                                                            Chippewa Cree Tribe of
                                                                            the Rocky Boy's
                                                                            Reservation and the Fort
                                                                            Belknap Indian Community
                                                                            Council--in north central
                                                                            Montana, provides trips
                                                                            to healthcare, grocery
                                                                            stores and tribal
                                                                            colleges.
NC..................  City of Salisbury.....  D2020-BUSC-054.............  The City of Salisbury, on           480,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            behalf of the Salisbury
                                                                            Transit System, will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new vehicles to
                                                                            replace older vehicles
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life, and purchase
                                                                            bus equipment. This
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            safety and state of good
                                                                            repair with new buses
                                                                            that will be more
                                                                            reliable and reduce
                                                                            maintenance costs.
NC..................  North Carolina          D2020-BUSC-055.............  The North Carolina               17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation, on behalf
                                                                            of several rural transit
                                                                            systems, will receive
                                                                            funding to replace
                                                                            vehicles, as well as
                                                                            construct and renovate
                                                                            public transportation
                                                                            facilities throughout the
                                                                            state. These projects
                                                                            will address safety,
                                                                            state of good repair and
                                                                            critical transit needs
                                                                            throughout the state.
NC..................  Piedmont Authority for  D2020-BUSC-056.............  The Piedmont Authority for        6,768,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional                                             Regional Transportation
                       Transportation.                                      will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new vehicles to
                                                                            replace older vehicles
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            vehicles will increase
                                                                            reliability and safety
                                                                            for passengers in
                                                                            Burlington, Greensboro,
                                                                            High Point and Winston-
                                                                            Salem, NC.
NE..................  Transit Authority of    D2020-BUSC-057.............  The Transit Authority of          4,709,375  Highly Recommended.
                       the City of Omaha.                                   the City of Omaha will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The buses will help
                                                                            improve reliability and
                                                                            help maintain the 98-
                                                                            vehicle fleet in a state
                                                                            of good repair.
NJ..................  New Jersey Transit....  D2020-BUSC-058.............  New Jersey Transit (NJT)         17,275,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new 60-foot
                                                                            buses to help expand
                                                                            capacity in Northern New
                                                                            Jersey. The project will
                                                                            allow NJT to meet growing
                                                                            demand for its services.
NM..................  New Mexico Department   D2020-BUSC-059.............  The New Mexico Department         5,251,090  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation.                                   of Transportation (NMDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            enable the North Central
                                                                            Regional Transit District
                                                                            (NCRTD) to design and
                                                                            construct a new
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance facility in
                                                                            Taos. The new facility
                                                                            will feature more space
                                                                            and house more functions
                                                                            than the current
                                                                            facility, allowing NCRTD
                                                                            to more efficiently
                                                                            maintain its buses and
                                                                            improve service
                                                                            reliability.
NM..................  Rio Metro Regional      D2020-BUSC-060.............  The Rio Metro Regional            5,984,955  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit District                                     Transit District (RMRTD),
                       (RMRTD).                                             which provides bus
                                                                            service in central New
                                                                            Mexico, will receive
                                                                            funding to construct a
                                                                            new bus administration
                                                                            and operations facility
                                                                            in Los Lunas, New Mexico.
                                                                            The new facility will
                                                                            enable RMRTD to
                                                                            consolidate its
                                                                            administrative and
                                                                            operations functions,
                                                                            increasing safety and
                                                                            security for staff and
                                                                            improving operational
                                                                            efficiency.
NV..................  Carson Area             D2020-BUSC-061.............  Carson Area Metropolitan            455,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Metropolitan Planning                                Planning Organization
                       Organization (CAMPO).                                (CAMPO) will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase new
                                                                            buses and replace aging
                                                                            vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            and reliability for the
                                                                            Jump Around Carson (JAC)
                                                                            transit system, the
                                                                            largest transit provider
                                                                            in Carson City, Nevada.
NV..................  Fallon Paiute-Shoshone  D2020-BUSC-062.............  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone           59,525  Highly Recommended.
                       Tribe of the Fallon                                  Tribe of the Fallon
                       Reservation and                                      Reservation and Indian
                       Indian Colony.                                       Colony will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase a new
                                                                            passenger bus equipped
                                                                            with a camera and fare
                                                                            box. It will also
                                                                            purchase a camera and
                                                                            fare box for their
                                                                            current transit bus. The
                                                                            project will improve
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            people living within the
                                                                            boundaries of the
                                                                            reservation and Indian
                                                                            colony, located in rural
                                                                            Churchill County, Nevada.

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NV..................  Regional                D2020-BUSC-063.............  The Regional                      7,475,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation Commission
                       Commission of                                        of Southern Nevada (RTC),
                       Southern Nevada (RTC).                               which provides transit
                                                                            service in Las Vegas and
                                                                            southern Nevada, will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace camera systems on
                                                                            fixed route, paratransit
                                                                            and alternative
                                                                            transportation vehicles
                                                                            to improve safety and
                                                                            operating efficiencies.
                                                                            RTC also will receive
                                                                            funding to install a new
                                                                            paratransit bus wash and
                                                                            upgrade the existing
                                                                            fixed route bus wash
                                                                            system at its Sunset
                                                                            Maintenance Facility,
                                                                            which will also improve
                                                                            maintenance and
                                                                            operations.
NY..................  Nassau County (Nassau   D2020-BUSC-064.............  The Nassau Inter-County           2,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Inter-County Express).                               Express (NICE) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            provide safety,
                                                                            infrastructure and
                                                                            passenger upgrades to its
                                                                            intermodal transit
                                                                            facility in Hempstead,
                                                                            New York. This project
                                                                            will improve safety and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            transit riders utilizing
                                                                            the intermodal facility.
NY..................  New York City           D2020-BUSC-065.............  The New York City                 9,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding for the
                                                                            Safe Routes to Transit
                                                                            project to make
                                                                            infrastructure,
                                                                            pedestrian safety and
                                                                            accessibility
                                                                            improvements for transit
                                                                            riders along 86th Street
                                                                            in Brooklyn. This project
                                                                            will improve safety and
                                                                            state of good repair for
                                                                            the transit public
                                                                            utilizing bus service in
                                                                            this section of Brooklyn,
                                                                            NY.
OH..................  Greater Dayton          D2020-BUSC-066.............  The Greater Dayton                2,971,592  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional Transit                                     Regional Transit
                       Authority.                                           Authority (RTA) will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses to
                                                                            replace buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            be more reliable than the
                                                                            current buses, allowing
                                                                            the transit authority to
                                                                            reduce maintenance costs,
                                                                            and improve service
                                                                            reliability and on-time
                                                                            performance.
OH..................  Laketran..............  D2020-BUSC-067.............  Laketran in Northeast Ohio        4,300,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase battery electric
                                                                            buses and equipment as
                                                                            well as to reconstruct a
                                                                            park and ride facility.
                                                                            The funding will allow
                                                                            Laketran to replace
                                                                            diesel buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life and rehabilitate the
                                                                            park and ride facility to
                                                                            accommodate electric
                                                                            buses and improve access
                                                                            and facilities for
                                                                            passengers.
OH..................  Western Reserve         D2020-BUSC-068.............  Western Reserve Transit             600,104  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Authority will receive
                                                                            funding to upgrade its
                                                                            maintenance bays for
                                                                            repairing vehicles and
                                                                            updating the parts
                                                                            storage room. The
                                                                            upgrades will help
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            residents in the City of
                                                                            Youngstown and Mahoning
                                                                            County.
OK..................  Choctaw Nation of       D2020-BUSC-069.............  The Choctaw Nation of             1,378,403  Highly Recommended.
                       Oklahoma.                                            Oklahoma will receive
                                                                            funding to purchase vans
                                                                            to replace vehicles that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life and expand
                                                                            the free transit service
                                                                            it provides to elderly,
                                                                            disabled and low income
                                                                            residents of rural
                                                                            southeastern Oklahoma.
                                                                            The new vehicles will
                                                                            improve mobility and
                                                                            access to healthcare for
                                                                            riders who need
                                                                            transportation to non-
                                                                            emergency medical
                                                                            treatment such as
                                                                            chemotherapy and dialysis.
OK..................  Oklahoma Department of  D2020-BUSC-070.............  The Oklahoma Department of        4,020,576  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation (ODOT).                               Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses and
                                                                            vans to expand rural
                                                                            service and replace
                                                                            vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new vehicles
                                                                            will allow rural transit
                                                                            providers in the state to
                                                                            reduce maintenance costs,
                                                                            improve safety and meet
                                                                            rising demand for transit
                                                                            service.
OK..................  Oklahoma Department of  D2020-BUSC-071.............  The Oklahoma Department of          129,240  Recommended.
                       Transportation (ODOT).                               Transportation will
                                                                            receive funding on behalf
                                                                            of rural transit
                                                                            providers in the state to
                                                                            rehabilitate and expand
                                                                            operations and
                                                                            maintenance facilities.
                                                                            The improved facilities
                                                                            will allow the transit
                                                                            providers to enhance
                                                                            safety, maintain vehicles
                                                                            in a state of good repair
                                                                            and improve service for
                                                                            riders.
OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-072.............  The Oregon Department of            300,000  Recommended.
                       Transportation (City                                 Transportation (ODOT)
                       of Woodburn).                                        will receive funding on
                                                                            behalf of the City of
                                                                            Woodburn to replace the
                                                                            oldest bus in the city's
                                                                            fleet with a new heavy-
                                                                            duty transit bus,
                                                                            significantly reducing
                                                                            transit repair and
                                                                            maintenance costs. The
                                                                            new bus will improve
                                                                            access, mobility and
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            riders who use the
                                                                            service in Woodburn.

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OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-073.............  The Oregon Department of            150,126  Recommended.
                       Transportation (Mid-                                 Transportation (ODOT)
                       Columbia Economic                                    will receive funding on
                       Development District).                               behalf of the Mid-
                                                                            Columbia Economic
                                                                            Development District to
                                                                            replace LINK buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new LINK
                                                                            buses will improve
                                                                            access, mobility and
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            riders who use the
                                                                            service in Wasco County.
OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-074.............  The Oregon Department of            999,968  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation                                       Transportation (ODOT)
                       (Yamhill County                                      will receive funding on
                       Transit).                                            behalf of Yamhill County
                                                                            Transit to replace
                                                                            several buses that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The new buses will
                                                                            improve access, mobility
                                                                            and transit service for
                                                                            riders who use the
                                                                            service in northern
                                                                            Oregon.
OR..................  Oregon Department of    D2020-BUSC-075.............  The Oregon Department of            110,500  Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (ODOT)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase a new bus for a
                                                                            new rural public
                                                                            transportation bus route
                                                                            between the communities
                                                                            of Eugene and Florence,
                                                                            Oregon. The route will
                                                                            link the valley with the
                                                                            coast and provide a
                                                                            needed public
                                                                            transportation option
                                                                            between these two
                                                                            communities that are 60
                                                                            miles apart.
OR..................  Salem Area Mass         D2020-BUSC-076.............  Salem Area Mass Transit           1,054,240  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit District.                                    District, which operates
                                                                            ``Cherriots'' transit
                                                                            service in Salem, Keizer,
                                                                            and the mid-Willamette
                                                                            Valley, will receive
                                                                            funding to implement
                                                                            Intelligent
                                                                            Transportation System
                                                                            (ITS) improvements
                                                                            including Transit Signal
                                                                            Priority technology and
                                                                            Real Time Passenger
                                                                            Information systems. In
                                                                            partnership with the City
                                                                            of Salem and the Oregon
                                                                            Department of
                                                                            Transportation, the
                                                                            agency will equip
                                                                            intersections and transit
                                                                            buses with GPS receivers
                                                                            to prioritize traffic
                                                                            signals to optimize
                                                                            efficient transit routes
                                                                            in congested corridors.
                                                                            The project will also
                                                                            deploy a Real Time
                                                                            Passenger Information
                                                                            system to improve transit
                                                                            system efficiency and the
                                                                            customer experience.
PA..................  Erie Metropolitan       D2020-BUSC-077.............  The Erie Metropolitan             2,031,580  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Transit Authority will
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            replace diesel buses with
                                                                            compressed natural gas
                                                                            (CNG) buses in the City
                                                                            and County of Erie,
                                                                            Pennsylvania. The new
                                                                            buses will help the
                                                                            agency replace aging
                                                                            buses that have exceeded
                                                                            their useful life.
PA..................  Southeastern            D2020-BUSC-078.............  The Southeastern                  2,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Pennsylvania                                         Pennsylvania
                       Transportation                                       Transportation Authority
                       Authority (SEPTA).                                   (SEPTA) will receive
                                                                            funding to construct new
                                                                            bus stations to extend
                                                                            its Roosevelt Boulevard
                                                                            Direct Bus Service from
                                                                            Frankford Transportation
                                                                            Center to Wissahickon
                                                                            Transportation Center.
                                                                            This project will improve
                                                                            safety and state of good
                                                                            repair with new
                                                                            infrastructure and
                                                                            passenger amenities.
RI..................  Rhode Island Public     D2020-BUSC-079.............  The Rhode Island Public           8,040,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority.                                   Transit Authority (RIPTA)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            construct two mobility
                                                                            hubs with improved rider
                                                                            amenities at the
                                                                            University of Rhode
                                                                            Island and the Community
                                                                            College of Rhode Island
                                                                            to improve service and
                                                                            access to major
                                                                            destinations. The hubs
                                                                            will feature up to eight
                                                                            bus bays, interior
                                                                            waiting space and fare
                                                                            machines.
SC..................  Berkeley-Charleston-    D2020-BUSC-080.............  The Berkeley-Charleston-          8,321,700  Highly Recommended.
                       Dorchester Council of                                Dorchester Council of
                       Governments.                                         Governments will receive
                                                                            funding on behalf of the
                                                                            Charleston Area Regional
                                                                            Transportation Authority
                                                                            (CARTA) to replace older
                                                                            diesel buses with new,
                                                                            all-electric vehicles and
                                                                            associated support
                                                                            infrastructure. This
                                                                            project will support
                                                                            CARTA's state of good
                                                                            repair needs, while
                                                                            reducing the agency's
                                                                            operating costs.
SC..................  Greenville Transit      D2020-BUSC-081.............  The Greenville Transit            2,040,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Authority (Greenlink).                               Authority (Greenlink)
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new buses to
                                                                            help expand service. The
                                                                            new buses will improve
                                                                            transit service for
                                                                            residents of the
                                                                            Greenville and Mauldin/
                                                                            Simpsonville areas in
                                                                            South Carolina.
SD..................  SD Department Of        D2020-BUSC-082.............  The South Dakota                     68,402  Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Department of
                                                                            Transportation on behalf
                                                                            of Community Transit will
                                                                            receive funding to create
                                                                            a call and dispatch
                                                                            center that centralizes
                                                                            the communications
                                                                            activities of five
                                                                            transit agencies under
                                                                            one umbrella in
                                                                            Watertown. The remodeled
                                                                            facility and enhanced
                                                                            technology will increase
                                                                            communication, safety and
                                                                            reliability for Community
                                                                            Transit and partner
                                                                            agencies in eastern South
                                                                            Dakota.

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TN..................  Tennessee Department    D2020-BUSC-083.............  The Tennessee DOT Division       16,228,197  Recommended.
                       of Transportation,                                   of Multimodal
                       Division of                                          Transportation Resources
                       Multimodal                                           will receive funding on
                       Transportation                                       behalf of rural and urban
                       Resources.                                           transit agencies to
                                                                            purchase new vehicles and
                                                                            specialized vehicles to
                                                                            replace older vehicles
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. This will
                                                                            ensure vehicles are
                                                                            available for accessible
                                                                            transportation services
                                                                            throughout the state.
TX..................  Corpus Christi          D2020-BUSC-084.............  The Corpus Christi                7,231,023  Highly Recommended.
                       Regional                                             Regional Transportation
                       Transportation                                       Authority (CCRTA) will
                       Authority.                                           receive funding to
                                                                            rehabilitate and build
                                                                            bus transfer stations and
                                                                            reconstruct a bus
                                                                            maintenance facility
                                                                            parking lot. The projects
                                                                            will allow the
                                                                            transportation authority
                                                                            to improve safety for
                                                                            passengers and employees,
                                                                            comply with Americans
                                                                            with Disabilities Act
                                                                            requirements and meet the
                                                                            transit needs of a
                                                                            growing population.
TX..................  Texas Department of     D2020-BUSC-085.............  The Texas Department of          13,815,200  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (TxDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding on
                                                                            behalf of rural transit
                                                                            providers throughout the
                                                                            state to replace transit
                                                                            vehicles that have
                                                                            exceeded their useful
                                                                            life. The grants also
                                                                            will fund new and
                                                                            rehabilitated maintenance
                                                                            and other facilities,
                                                                            allowing the rural
                                                                            transit providers to
                                                                            improve safety and
                                                                            efficiency and meet
                                                                            growing demand for
                                                                            service.
UT..................  Utah Department of      D2020-BUSC-086.............  The Utah Department of              400,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transportation (Park                                 Transportation will
                       City Transit).                                       receive funding on behalf
                                                                            of Park City Transit to
                                                                            upgrade bus
                                                                            communications
                                                                            technology. The software
                                                                            and hardware upgrades
                                                                            will replace outdated
                                                                            systems, including on-
                                                                            board driver
                                                                            communications, dispatch,
                                                                            scheduling, data storage,
                                                                            reporting and web servers
                                                                            that provide real-time
                                                                            bus location information.
UT..................  Utah Transit Authority  D2020-BUSC-087.............  The Utah Transit Authority        3,220,250  Highly Recommended.
                       (UTA).                                               (UTA) will receive
                                                                            funding to improve more
                                                                            than 100 bus stops that
                                                                            serve riders in Salt Lake
                                                                            City and seven
                                                                            surrounding counties. The
                                                                            enhanced bus stops will
                                                                            be compliant with the
                                                                            Americans with
                                                                            Disabilities Act, improve
                                                                            safety and provide
                                                                            amenities such as
                                                                            shelters, benches,
                                                                            lighting and bike racks
                                                                            to improve the rider
                                                                            experience.
WA..................  City of Longview......  D2020-BUSC-088.............  The City of Longview will         1,560,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new low-floor
                                                                            biodiesel buses to
                                                                            replace older buses that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            buses will be operated by
                                                                            RiverCities Transit and
                                                                            will improve access,
                                                                            mobility and transit
                                                                            service for residents of
                                                                            Kelso and Longview.
WA..................  Intercity Transit.....  D2020-BUSC-089.............  Intercity Transit, which          4,956,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            serves Washington State's
                                                                            capital city, Olympia,
                                                                            and neighboring cities
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            complete a bus yard
                                                                            expansion and install its
                                                                            own propane fueling
                                                                            station to support
                                                                            increased transit
                                                                            service. This project is
                                                                            the last element of
                                                                            Intercity Transit's
                                                                            Pattison Street
                                                                            maintenance facility
                                                                            upgrade, a complete
                                                                            overhaul of a well-used
                                                                            facility and restoring it
                                                                            to fully serviceable
                                                                            conditions to support the
                                                                            next generation of
                                                                            transit services for the
                                                                            Thurston region.
WA..................  Washington State        D2020-BUSC-090.............  Washington State                  3,932,622  Highly Recommended.
                       Department of                                        Department of
                       Transportation.                                      Transportation (WSDOT)
                                                                            will receive funding for
                                                                            replacement and expansion
                                                                            vehicles and equipment
                                                                            for four transit agencies
                                                                            providing rural service
                                                                            in Clallam, Grant, Island
                                                                            and Kittitas counties.
                                                                            The new vehicles will
                                                                            improve safety, access
                                                                            and mobility for transit
                                                                            riders in rural
                                                                            Washington.
WI..................  City of Janesville, WI  D2020-BUSC-091.............  The City of Janesville              800,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            will receive funding to
                                                                            purchase new low floor,
                                                                            accessible transit buses
                                                                            to replace aging buses
                                                                            that have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            clean diesel buses will
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            and reliability for those
                                                                            who travel by transit
                                                                            throughout the city.
WI..................  City of Madison.......  D2020-BUSC-092.............  The City of Madison will          7,000,000  Highly Recommended.
                                                                            receive funding to
                                                                            purchase several local
                                                                            buildings to use for bus
                                                                            storage and maintenance.
                                                                            The project will relieve
                                                                            crowding at the city's
                                                                            current storage and
                                                                            maintenance facility,
                                                                            allow for future fleet
                                                                            and service expansions
                                                                            and enable the city to
                                                                            meet growing demand for
                                                                            transit.

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WI..................  Wisconsin Department    D2020-BUSC-093.............  The Wisconsin Department            838,400  Highly Recommended.
                       of Transportation.                                   of Transportation
                                                                            (WisDOT) will receive
                                                                            funding to replace
                                                                            transit vehicles that
                                                                            have exceeded their
                                                                            useful life. The new
                                                                            vehicles will allow rural
                                                                            transit providers in the
                                                                            state to improve the
                                                                            state of good repair of
                                                                            their fleets, reduce
                                                                            operating and maintenance
                                                                            expenses, enhance safety
                                                                            and increase service
                                                                            reliability.
WV..................  Eastern Panhandle       D2020-BUSC-094/D2020-BUSC-   The Eastern Panhandle             6,080,000  Highly Recommended.
                       Transit Authority       095.                         Transit Authority (EPTA)
                       (EPTA).                                              will receive funding to
                                                                            design and construct a
                                                                            new maintenance facility
                                                                            that will replace an
                                                                            older facility. The new
                                                                            facility will help
                                                                            improve transit service
                                                                            throughout Berkeley and
                                                                            Jefferson Counties.
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    Total...........  ......................  ...........................  ..........................      423,329,839  ................................
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