The FAST Act continues to require a metropolitan transportation plan to include transportation and transit enhancement activities. When proposing these activities, the plan must now include:
• Consideration of the role that intercity buses may play in reducing congestion, pollution and energy consumption in a cost-effective manner
Strategies and investments that preserve and enhance intercity bus systems (including those that are privately owned and operated). [23 U.S.C. 134(i)(2)(H)]