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Iowa bus replacement could be tough under MAP-21

Posted on October 2, 2012

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa —The MAP-21 highway funding law’s emphasis on rail and fixed guideway systems could make it difficult for the state to replace aging public transit buses. Iowa does not have rail and fixed guideway systems, according to The Gazette.

Iowa would only receive about $1.25 million directly for bus replacement under the 5339 program of MAP-21. Under the previous federal law, SAFETEA-LU, Iowa was able to obtain about $3 million in federal highway funding to replace buses for two years in a row. To read the full story, click here.

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