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Vehicle replacement grant - rural

The purpose of the 5311 Public Transit Vehicle Replacement Grant Application is to assist in financing the  replacement of public transit vehicles that are utilized in the operations of public transit services in Greater Minnesota.

This grant opportunity is open to transit systems that have a current 5311 public transit operating grant with MnDOT. This grant opportunity includes both State of Minnesota and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds that are administered by the MnDOT Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT). As part of the Public Transit Participation Program, this application represents an opportunity to apply for funds that may include but are not limited to the following types of federal funds, Bus and Bus Facilities (Section 5339), Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP), and State of Minnesota funding, and other federal discretionary opportunities.

The estimated vehicle replacement target for calendar year (CY) 2024 for 5311 is $5 million.


Section 5311 subrecipients with a current public transit operating agreement with MnDOT under Minn. Stat. 174.24 are eligible to apply for the 2024 5311 Public Transit Capital Replacement Vehicle Grant Program.  

Application period

This solicitation will open on May 1, 2024, and applications will be due on June 28, 2024.