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AMES, Iowa – July 10, 2018 – The Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved more than $1.6 million in funding to support five public transit projects. The projects are funded under the state Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund.

The Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund provides state funding assistance to Iowa’s public transit systems for new or improved facilities to support their public transit services. State participation is limited to 80 percent and the balance must be matched from local sources. The Iowa General Assembly appropriates funding to this program on an annual basis. Five projects were approved by the Commission.

  • Bus wash and HVAC system (CyRide – Ames): $517,042
  • Update electrical distribution system (DART – Des Moines): $92,500
  • Security camera system (Sioux City Transit) $195,064
  • New bus storage facility in Earlville (Region 8 – Dubuque) $329,000
  • New bus storage facility in Ottumwa (Region 15 – Ottumwa) $525,000

“The Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund is a vital source of funding for public transit systems. This program enables transit systems to construct and maintain facilities that are critical to the operation of the system and maintenance of the vehicles and frees up other sources of funding to replace older vehicles and continue to meet the transportation needs of all Iowans. This year, we received applications for six projects.” said Ryan Ward, Transit Programs Administrator, Office of Public Transit, for the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Public transit service is available in all 99 counties. It provides more than 27 million rides a year getting any Iowan where they need to go. Visit for more information on Iowa’s public transit systems, and stay connected with Iowa Public Transit on Facebook


Contact: Ryan Ward at 515-233-7877 or

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