Bus service; application for funding

The purchase of regular buses can be subsidised insofar as these are necessary to maintain and improve regular services in accordance with Section 42 of the Passenger Transport Act.

Description

Purpose

The Free State of Bavaria grants subsidies to improve local public transport.

Object

Buses are subsidised insofar as they are required for the maintenance and improvement of regular services in accordance with § 42 of the Passenger Transport Act. Funding is provided for the procurement of new buses.

Beneficiaries

Public and private transport companies are eligible to apply.

Eligible costs

Funding is available for the acquisition costs, provided that the vehicles and their equipment are suitable for the purposes of local public passenger transport (ÖPNV), but not for ticket acquisition and validation facilities.

Type and amount

The subsidy amounts for the individual bus categories and for the additional costs of alternative drive technologies or additional technology components are set by the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport and updated as required.

Prerequisites

The applicant must operate scheduled public transport services in accordance with Section 42 of the PBefG as a concessionaire, operator or contracting company predominantly in Bavaria.

The applicant must credibly demonstrate that it intends to use the buses to be newly acquired for at least eight years or for a mileage of 500,000 km for the purpose of the grant.

The subsidised buses must take into account the needs of people with disabilities or mobility impairments and the buses must meet the requirements for being equipped with WLAN.

Procedure

The written application must be submitted to the district government in whose area the transport is predominantly operated. The application form can be found on the homepage of the responsible government.

When planning the project, the responsible representatives for the interests of people with disabilities must be consulted in accordance with Art. 18 of the Bavarian Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities Act. If a local authority does not have representatives or advisory councils for people with disabilities, the relevant associations within the meaning of Section 13 (3) of the Act on Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities must be consulted instead.

Deadlines

The application must be submitted no later than 1 December of the previous year of procurement.

Required documents

  • Data sheet on the vehicle fleet
  • Offer and confirmation of the vehicle manufacturer about the required equipment
  • Opinion of the local disability representative(s)
  • Evidence of public transport use of the replacement vehicle
  • Certificate of the tax office about the duration of the vehicle tax exemption
  • Declaration on the subsidy relevance of the information
  • Declaration by the applicant that the new bus to be purchased will be used by the applicant for at least eight years or for a mileage of 500,000 km predominantly in regular service pursuant to § 42 PBefG in Bavaria.

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Förderung zur Anschaffung von Kraftomnibussen im ÖPNV
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Auszahlungsantrag Busförderung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Verwendungsnachweis Busförderung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Erklärung des Zuwendungsempfängers über den Einsatz eines geförderten Kraftomnibusses
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

  • none

Status: 29.06.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
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  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
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  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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