Houston (Regional Bus Plan)
Regional Bus Plan
Houston Metro's Regional Bus Plan (RBP) is a package of improvements to the bus system. The $625 million project includes new and extended HOV facilities and ramps, several transit centers and park & ride lots, bus acquisitions, bus service expansion, and supporting facilities.
Section 3035(uu) of ISTEA directed FTA to negotiate and sign a multiyear grant agreement for $500 million. In December 1994, FTA and Houston Metro signed a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for a total of $625 million . The FFGA calls for FTA to contribute
$500 million (80 percent). In addition to the $125 million (20 percent local share) for projects in the FFGA, Houston Metro intends to fund additional projects costing $375 million entirely with local funds.
Houston received Section 5309 New Start appropriations and obligations between FY 1989 and 1997 totaling $327.33 million. Houston is currently in the construction phase of the Regional Bus Plan.
|Proposed Source of Funds||Total Funding
|Appropriations to Date|
|Federal: Section 5309 New Start FFGA Amount||$500.00||$327.33 million appropriated through FY 1997|