Bus and Bus Facility (§5339) Program
Section 5339, (49 U.S.C. 5339) Bus & Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program, makes federal resources available to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment* and to construct bus-related facilities including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. Applicants applying for Section 5339 funding must comply with FTA Circular 5100.1 requirements.
Eligible subrecipients include public agencies or private nonprofit organizations engaged in fixed-route public transportation, including those providing services open to a segment of the general public, as defined by age, disability, or low income. This funding requires a 20% match.
The Federal Transit Administration has defined the goals of the 5339 Program to:
- Replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses, vans, and related equipment;
- Construct bus-related facilities; and
- Innovate/modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities.
*This program provides funding to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase bus-related equipment and facilities. This includes the acquisition of bus maintenance and administrative facilities, transfer facilities, bus malls, transport centers, intermodal terminals, park-and-ride stations, 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.