DOT provides $776 million for bus projects

"America's transit users want bus service that is safe, reliable, comfortable and clean," FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff said today in a release. "These funds will go a long way in helping more than 100 urban and rural transit agencies deliver the high quality bus service that Americans deserve."

Projects include replacing aging buses with fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, constructing new bus shelters and installing fleet tracking systems.

"Safety is our highest priority, and it goes hand-in-hand with making sure our transit systems are in the best working condition possible," LaHood said.  

FTA reviewed nearly 400 project applications representing $4.2 billion in funding requests from transit providers across the country.