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Fiscal Year 2016 Tribal Transit Competitive Projects

StateProject SponsorProject DescriptionAmount
AKNome Eskimo CommunityThe Nome Eskimo Community will receive funding to provide demand response transportation to low-income households, the elderly, the disabled and youth in and around Nome. NEC plans to expand transit services to help people access jobs and job training, social services, child care, schools, healthcare and grocery stores.$179,621
AKNulato VillageNulato Village will receive funding to initiate public transit services for community and tribal members in Nulato, located on the Yukon River, and just west of Galena, AK.$25,000
AKRampart VillageThe Rampart Village Tribe will receive funding to plan for transit services by hosting a public meeting and developing goals, timelines and objectives. The new service would connect to surrounding communities such as Manley Hot Springs, Tanana, Minto and Fairbanks, AK.$25,000
AKMcGrath Native VillageThe McGrath Native Village will receive funding to purchase an accessible wheelchair conversion van to increase transit options for residents to access healthcare, job opportunities and social activities in the town.$63,000
AKNative Village of Fort YukonThe Native Village of Fort Yukon will receive funding for a new vehicle to help the tribe provide safe and reliable transportation connections to jobs and healthcare services in Fort Yukon, Alaska.$131,655
AKNative Village of UnalakleetThe Native Village of Unalakleet will receive funding to purchase a wheelchair accessible van to provide local transportation services for Tribal Elders and passengers with disabilities serving Norton Sound on the eastern shores of the Bering Sea.$28,340
AZHualapai Indian TribeThe Hualapai Indian Tribe will receive funding to initiate transit service that will operate on the reservation along a portion of Arizona State Route 66 and will connect to Kingman, AZ, where shopping, health, education, and employment opportunities can be accessed.$140,962
CABlue Lake Rancheria, CaliforniaThe Blue Lake Rancheria Transit System will receive funding to replace an alternative fuel vehicle to provide tribal members continued service in rural Humboldt County, located along the Northern California coast.$120,000
CAYurok TribeThe Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation will receive funding to purchase transit vehicles that will provide tribal members with reliable and safe transportation services to access jobs, educational and healthcare opportunities in Weitchpec and Klamath County in California.$234,000
CANorth Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of CaliforniaThe North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California will receive funding for transit vehicles to provide safe and reliable transit services to jobs and healthcare services in Madera County, California.$66,994
CASusanville Indian RancheriaThe Susanville Indian Rancheria will receive funding to replace a transit van that provides on-demand service from Susanville to Reno, Nevada.$45,000
CASusanville Indian RancheriaThe Susanville Indian Rancheria will receive funding to upgrade its maintenance facility to ensure safe and reliable service to its members to access health services, human services, jobs, educational opportunities and shopping in Susanville, Red Bluff and Redding, California.$1,980
CTMashantucket Pequot Tribal NationThe Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will receive funding to initiate transit services that will provide greater access to job opportunities, education and healthcare needs in Southeastern Connecticut.$133,705
IDShoshone-Bannock TribesThe Shoshone-Bannock Tribe will receive funding to purchase new transit vehicles and to do preventive maintenance on its existing fleet to maintain safe and efficient service in the five districts of the Fort Indian Hall Reservation and the cities of Pocatello and Black Foot, Idaho.$85,400
KSPrairie Band Potawatomi NationThe Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will receive funding to purchase a replacement transit vehicle and expand its transit facility to maintain services to its reservation in Jackson County, Kansas and the surrounding counties of Jefferson, Brown and Shawnee.$287,500
MNFond du Lac Band of Lake Superior ChippewaThe Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive funding to purchase buses to replace aging vehicles and improve access for reservation residents and visitors to healthcare, shopping, education, recreation, public services and jobs in Cloquet, Minnesota.$127,987
MNBois Forte Band of ChippewaThe Bois Forte Band of Chippewa will receive funding to construct a maintenance facility to provide safe, clean, reliable and comfortable vehicles for use by its clients and operators in Nette Lake, Minnesota.$329,843
MNWhite Earth Band of Chippewa IndiansThe White Earth Band of Chippewa will receive funding for replacement vehicles with bike racks, and propane conversions for existing vehicles that will help sustain the tribe's transit services that help members access jobs, training, healthcare, tribal headquarters, and retail locations in and near Mahnomen, Minnesota.$116,352
MTChippewa Cree TribeThe Chippewa Cree Tribe will receive funding to purchase buses to replace existing, aging buses and improve access for reservation residents and visitors to healthcare, shopping, education, recreation, public services and jobs in Havre, Montana.$77,875
MTConfederated Salish and Kootenai TribesThe Confederated Salish and Kootenai will receive funding to purchase a new bus, modernize its intermodal transit hub and install new ADA compliant bus shelters. The new vehicle will transport residents of the reservation and surrounding communities of Missoula and Whitefish in Montana to jobs and other opportunities.$329,843
MTNorthern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian ResThe Northern Cheyenne Tribe will receive funding to purchase replacement vehicles to enhance their ability to provide elderly, disabled and tribal and community members in Southeast Montana with access to jobs, health care and social service appointments.$119,340
NMJicarilla Apache NationThe Jicarilla Apache Nation will receive funding for a new bus to provide transit service on a new route to tribal residents to Chama and Farmington, N.M. The new route was selected with input from a transit rider survey, and has an emphasis on access to healthcare, job centers and fresh food retailers, which are scarce for tribal residents and residents of the Chama Valley.$211,197
OKCherokee NationThe Cherokee Nation will receive funding to purchase ADA-compliant transit vans to replace againg vehicles and augment its current fleet of eight buses. The Cherokee Nation's bus service provides transit to 14 counties in central Oklahoma, and the buses will be used on demand in between the morning and evening commutes, helping residents access jobs, healthcare, education, and social services. Tribal resident ridership has increased 70 percent since service began in 2008.$321,561
OKChoctaw Nation of OklahomaChoctaw Tribal Transit (CTT) will receive funding to replaceaging buses and add new vehicles to expand service routes in anticipation of high demand to travel to a new regional health clinic in Durant, OK. CTT serves more than 13,000 in the 10,613-square-mile tribal service area in rural southeastern Oklahoma for non-emergency medical services. Between 2014 and 2015, CTT increased the number of trips by 35 percent.$329,843
OKWichita and Affiliated TribesThe Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will receive funding to develop a public transportation plan that would provide transit for about 7,400 residents in Caddo County, OK to nearby Anadarko as well as Hinton, a jobs center about 40 miles away.$24,998
OKMiami Tribe of OklahomaThe Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will receive funding to purchase replacement buses and a smart card fare box system to maintain public transportation in northeast Oklahoma. The smart card technology will provide a safer environment for drivers who collect fares in remote settings.$179,100
OKMuscogee (Creek) NationThe Muscogee (Creek) Nation will receive funding for the purchase and installation of solar-lighted bus shelters for its Okmulgee City route, which provides transportation to jobs, medical appointments and recreational activities. The shelters will protect passengers from Oklahoma's hot summers and cold winters and advertise tribal services.$108,000
OKSeminole Nation of OklahomaThe Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (SNO) will receive funding to replace vehicles in order to provide transit service to more remote rural areas of Seminole County. The tribe is expanding services to southern parts of Seminole County, such as Sasakwa and Konawa, that are typically under-served with the highest populations of low-income tribal members. SNO offers transit access to jobs, educational and training opportunities and healthcare.$135,000
WAConfederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama NationThe Yakama Tribe will receive funds to add a wheelchair-accessible bus to its fleet, and expand service hours from weekday-only to include Saturdays. A new route will be added to Goldendale, WA, approximately 55 miles south of the Yakama Nation Agency Headquarters and Indian Health Services. The fleet will also be outfitted with security cameras to enhance the safety of passengers and drivers.$255,344
WACowlitz Indian TribeThe Cowlitz Tribe will receive funding to purchase a transit van and renovate an existing van. Cowlitz Tribe Transit Service, begun in 2005, provides demand-response service for the tribal community and nearby residents in a low-density service area in southwest Washington to healthcare, shopping, and other services.$58,056
WAKalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel ReservationThe Kalispel Tribe will receive funding to replace vehicles that have met their useful life. The Kalispel Tribe through, KALTRAN, provides transit service with four routes and coordinates with transit providers in Pend Oreille/Spokane counties in Washington.$51,021
WAMuckleshoot Indian TribeThe Muckleshoot Indian Tribe will receive funding to establish a tribal transit system on the Muckleshoot Reservation. Following a feasibility study that included a door-to-door community survey, community meetings and a focus group, the tribe will create a transit service to serve the Muckleshoot Reservation and the surrounding communities of South King County, WA, providing access to jobs, recreation, healthcare, social services and educational opportunities.$329,843
WANooksack Indian TribeThe Nooksack Indian Tribe will receive funding for additional daily bus runs between Bellingham, WA and eastern Whatcom County. The additional bus service allows tribal members and surrounding community members access to jobs, goods and services, educational opportunities, and healthcare.$188,000
WASnoqualmie Indian TribeThe Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will receive funding for operating assistance to sustain transit services in the Snoqualmie Valley in rural King County, WA. The tribe partners with Snoqualmie Valley Transit to provide daily service for tribal residents to access main bus lines to jobs, healthcare, entertainment, and return trips from after-school activities.$113,640
WIRed Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa IndiansThe Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will receive funding for a transportation plan that will re-assess the community's transportation needs, as ridership has exceeded predictions by 800 percent, and review safety by evaluating roadway design and bus maintenance. Their current transit program serves the towns of Russell and Bayfield with links to the city of Ashland, WI.$25,000
Total Funding$5,000,000
Last updated: Friday, September 23, 2016