Public Review and Comment Period

The Transit Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) for Merced County, as the policy body for “THE BUS” and as a direct recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding, must undergo a public review process whenever FTA funding changes. The TJPA for Merced County is the recipient of $340,849 of FTA 5339(a) Buses and Bus Facilities Program funding. These FTA 5339(a) monies and match funds will be used for remodeling the transit administration office and for the bus shelter improvement project.

If you would like to submit a comment, please contact Ty Phimmasone,

Transportation Planner, at or call (209) 723 3153.

Public review and comment period ends on June 11, 2021.

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Notice to Public – May 7, 2020

In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26.45(g), TJPAMC, a recipient of U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) assistance, announces a proposed Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 1.0% for the triennial period October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2023. This race-neutral goal represents the percentage of work anticipated to be performed by certified DBE firms on TJPAMC’s FTA-assisted projects during the triennial period. 

TJPAMC will be hosting a webinar for public participation on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. More Information

MCAG to hold public hearings

The Merced County Association of Governments’ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council will be holding public forums to seek input from residents on current transit services and to discuss the future of transit service in the region. More information

Federal Transit Administration


Title VI
  1. The Transit Joint Powers Authority Board for Merced County ensures that no person on the basis of race, color, or national origin will be subjected to discrimination in the level and quality of transportation services and transit related benefits.  More Information

Contracting Opportunities
Learn about current bid and contract opportunities available to consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, or suppliers. More Information

Notice of Fee for ID Card Replacement

Effective March 1st, 2018 the Transit Joint Powers Authority (The Bus) will implement a fee for replacing ID Cards issued to Paratransit, Seniors, Veterans and Medicare Card Holders. More information.