Transit agency consortium applies for FTA waiver for minibuses

  • Date: 09/19/2023

On Aug. 11, a consortium of 10 smaller transit providers, led by the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA), filed a temporary Buy America waiver for a low floor, 20-foot, zero-emission minibus with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

If granted, the temporary waiver would provide a new option for fleet renewal among the group of agencies that have experienced a limited procurement landscape complicated by supply chain issues and rising costs.

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