More than 23 million rides are provided annually by Iowa's transit systems. Public transit service is provided in every county in Iowa. Iowa transit systems rely on state and federal transit assistance to make rides available and affordable for Iowans. Local support such as tax revenue, fares, and donations provide a large share of agencies' operating budgets.

Questions on CARES Act Funding

Monday, May 04, 2020

We have had a few questions come in to IPTA concerning whether staff had to be rehired to qualify for CARES Act funding. The following is a response from FTA:

"The CARES Act does not require an agency rehire staff, etc. in order to be eligible to receive funding. They do however need to work with the designated recipient or State DOT (submitter below) to determine the locally developed process and requirements for receiving CARES Act funding."


For more information, resources, and FAQs, please visit FTA’s COVID-19 webpage.