Bus and Bus Facility (5309) Program
Public transit in Nevada ranges from
modern Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Urban Areas to Para transit buses providing
service to the elderly and disabled located in remote locations.
transit systems, operated under the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO),
can be found in Urbanized Areas of Nevada such as Las Vegas, Reno/Sparks, Carson
City, and Lake Tahoe. Outside of the Urbanized Areas, many Nevada residents
depend on rural transit systems for connection to the Urbanized Areas as well as
maintaining their quality of life.
The NDOT Transit Section is
responsible for helping in the creation and continuation of these services by
administering the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grants on an annual basis
for the Bus and Bus Facility (5339) program.
FTA program specific
information and eligibility requirements:
- 5339 Bus & Bus
The Buses and Bus Related Equipment and
Facilities program (49 U.S.C. 5339) provides capital assistance for new and
replacement buses, related equipment, and facilities.
Requirements: Eligible recipients for capital investment funds are
public bodies and agencies (transit authorities and other state and local public
bodies and agencies thereof) including states, municipalities, other political
subdivisions of states; public agencies and instrumentalities of one or more
states; certain public corporations, boards and commissions established under
state law; and private companies engaged in public transportation and private
non-profit organizations. Funds are allocated on a discretionary basis.
Eligible Activities: Purchasing of buses for fleet and
service expansion, bus maintenance and administrative facilities, transfer
facilities, bus malls, transportation centers, intermodal terminals,
park-and-ride stations, acquisition of replacement vehicles, bus rebuilds, bus
preventive maintenance, passenger amenities such as passenger shelters and bus
stop signs, accessory and miscellaneous equipment such as mobile radio units,
supervisory vehicles, fare boxes, computers and shop and garage equipment.
FTA Circular: Bus and Bus Facilities