The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is the largest investment in American infrastructure in generations and marks an inflection point for American transit. It will boost transit funding for communities all over the country by an average of 30% – helping communities address maintenance backlogs, modernize and expand. The new funding provided under the bill will help transit agencies reduce the current maintenance backlog by 15% and replace more than 500 aging subway, light rail, and commuter rail cars. It will further modernize the nation’s transit fleet by replacing more than 10,000 fossil-fuel powered transit vehicles with cleaner electric or low-emission transit vehicles.
Following President Biden’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (BID) into law, FTA today announced key priorities and historic funding amounts for public transportation. The BID authorizes up to $108 billion, including $91 billion in guaranteed funding for public transportation – the most significant federal investment in transit in the nation’s history.
Transportation passengers across the country will see more reliable transit service as older vehicles and facilities are repaired or replaced, and cleaner air in their communities thanks to a transition to low- and no-emission transit vehicles. The funding will help us respond to climate change, while creating more ways for people to get to work, to play, to access healthcare, and to visit friends and family.
To support the implementation of these historic funding investments and new programs for public transportation under the BID, FTA is preparing fact sheets and related information for transit agencies, recipients of federal funding, and other transit stakeholders. Learn about the BID funding and programs on FTA’s website and through additional webinars and outreach that will take place in the coming weeks and months.