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Fiscal Year 2017 Tribal Transit Competitive Projects

State Project
Sponsor
Description Amount
AK Native Village of Barrow The Native Village of Barrow will receive funding to increase transit service, expanding from one bus operating inside the village to additional buses serving rural areas in a 21-mile area north of the Arctic Circle. The new buses will help residents, including many older adults, travel into the village to access services including health care, education, cultural activities, and more. $245,755
AK Native Village of Unalakleet The Native Village of Unalakleet will receive funding to expand elder transportation services by buying a wheelchair-accessible van to replace a non-accessible vehicle to serve current and future residents. The village is a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe located 500 miles northwest of Anchorage and 400 miles southeast of Nome. $45,000
AK Sitka Tribe of Alaska The Sitka Tribe of Alaska will receive funding for replacements to its five-bus fleet, which contains vehicles that are past or near the end of their useful life. The buses run three routes serving the city and borough of Sitka, Alaska, on the outer coast of Baranof Island, providing service throughout the coastal community. $250,000
AK Holy Cross Village Holy Cross Village will receive funding to conduct transit planning for tribal members and village residents. Residents of this village along the Yukon River in southwest Alaska are planning for transit service to help them access banks, grocery stores, medical appointments, and to connect with transit in larger cities, such as Anchorage and Fairbanks. $25,000
AZ Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians will receive funding for a transit passenger van to replace a vehicle that has reached its useful life. The tribe operates on-demand bus service in Mohave and Coconino counties in Arizona to help residents access jobs, health care and other services in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and St. George, Utah. $25,000
AZ San Carlos Apache Tribe Apache Transit Services will receive funding to expand its bus maintenance and storage facility. The transit provider offers on-demand bus service to jobs, education, child care and other services sought by residents of the tribal communities of San Carlos, Cutter, Peridot, Safford and Bylas to central Arizona destinations. $48,675
AZ White Mountain Apache Tribe The White Mountain Apache Tribe will receive funding for buses to expand transit service, which spans about 75 miles, within its Fort Apache reservation in eastern Arizona. The tribe opened its public transit service in July 2017 and is expanding its fleet to serve East Fork, Seven Mile, Turkey Creek and Fort Apache communities. $200,000
CA Elk Valley Rancheria, California The Elk Valley Rancheria will receive funding to initiate on-demand transit service, primarily to assist tribal elders in accessing health care and other events in Del Norte County in northwest California. The tribe will use the funds to purchase a wheelchair-accessible transit van that will help residents access medical appointments in Medford, Oregon, and Eureka, California. $54,000
CA Pala Band of Mission Indians The Pala Band of Mission Indians will receive funding to expand its transit program to include an accessible van for people with disabilities. Many tribal families reside in isolated areas of the reservation, located in northern San Diego County, making it challenging for them to reach tribal health care and service agencies. $61,014
CA Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians will receive funding to initiate transit service on tribal land in Tehama County, California. The grant will enable the tribe's partner organization, the Tehama County Transportation Commission, to extend service to the reservation, improving tribal residents' access to jobs, health care and recreational opportunities. $25,000
CA The Utu Utu Gwaiute Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute The Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiuite Tribe will receive funding for a transit planning study that will develop a strategy to overcome transportation barriers on the reservation, located in Mono County, California, about 85 miles north of Reno, Nevada. Findings and recommendations from the study will assess the viability of a transit program and encourage resident participation. $25,000
CO Southern Ute Indian Tribe The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will receive funding for its on-demand bus service, which provides service in and around Ignacio, Colorado. The grant will replace a van that has exceeded its useful life, providing access to health care, tribal government offices, the tribe's grocery store and post office, and social and recreational activities. $54,900
CT Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will receive funding to expand its fleet with wheelchair-accessible vehicles that also will enable the tribe to add a third route to its existing service. The investment will provide greater access to jobs, education and community services within New London County, Connecticut. $121,680
ID Coeur d' Alene Tribe The Coeur d' Alene Tribe will receive funding to purchase a small public transit bus to replace an aging bus that provides commuter express and on demand service. The service provides an important connection for residents traveling between the tribal reservation and the City of Coeur d'Alene. $76,612
ID Shoshone-Bannock Tribes The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will receive funding to replace high mileage buses with new buses to serve outlying areas of the reservation in southeast Idaho. The new buses will be more fuel-efficient for the long routes in the outlying areas and more reliable than the older buses they are replacing. $140,000
MA Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head will receive funding to electrify public transportation on Martha's Vineyard. The tribe, with its partner, the Martha's Vineyard Public Transit Authority, will use the funds to upgrade electrical infrastructure at the operations and maintenance center. The tribe and the transit authority plan to complete work on the center in time for the arrival of the transit authority's first electric vehicles. $250,000
MN Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive funding to purchase new buses to replace older buses that have high mileage and are less reliable. The tribe operates Fond du Lac Transit, which provides demand response service to connect residents to jobs, education, healthcare and services on the reservation in northeastern Minnesota and in the cities of Cloquet and Duluth. $144,000
MS Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will receive funding to buy a new service truck and upgrade its safety and security equipment. The tribe operates commuter fixed route bus service and non-emergency medical transportation in a five-county area of east central Mississippi, including the cities of Jackson and Meridian. $200,000
MT Northern Cheyenne Tribe The Northern Cheyenne Tribe will receive funding to purchase a radio-frequency based transit communications system. The tribe, which operates two fixed routes and demand response service on the reservation in southeast Montana, does not currently have a transit communications system, resulting in staff and drivers using personal cell phones to communicate regarding driver, bus, or passenger needs. $40,644
NE Ponca Tribe of Nebraska The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will receive funding to purchase a new 20-passenger bus. The new vehicle will be used to transport residents to employment, healthcare, social services appointments and other activities in northeastern Nebraska. $135,000
NM Pueblo of San Felipe The Pueblo of San Felipe will receive funding to purchase accessible vehicles for a new bus service connecting Pueblo members with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter rail service. Currently, the nearest station is a 20-minute car ride away. The new bus service will give residents more convenient access to employment, educational, medical, recreational and other opportunities along the Rail Runner Express, which connects Albuquerque and Santa Fe. $112,106
NM Pueblo of Tesuque The Pueblo of Tesuque will receive funding to purchase a bus to replace an aging bus with high mileage on a route operated by the North Central Regional Transit District. The route operates between Espanola, the Pueblo and Santa Fe, connecting members of the pueblo with employment, healthcare and education. $97,200
NV Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation will receive funding to create the first tribal transit program to serve the reservation, which is located in a remote area 100 miles away from the nearest cities of Elko, Nevada, and Mountain Home, Idaho. Plans for the transit system call for routes that connect residents with healthcare, education and services on and off the reservation. $200,000
OK Citizen Potawatomi Nation The Citizen Potawatomi Nation will receive funding to replace vehicles and buy equipment to meet the needs of growing ridership on the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Transit Program. The vehicles connect residents with jobs, education, healthcare and other services in central Oklahoma. $200,000
OK Otoe-Missouria Tribe The Otoe-Missouria Tribe, located in northern Oklahoma, will receive funding to create a new Otoe-Missouria Tribal Transit Services Plan. The plan will include an inventory of existing services, a transportation needs assessment and transit goals and objectives. Members of the tribe live in a remote, rural area with no access to formal public transit. $24,728
OR Coquille Indian Tribe The Coquille Indian Tribe, located in Coos County in Southwest, Oregon, will receive funding to expand transportation services by adding a third route to allow for connections between its two current routes. This enhancement will allow tribal members and residents to rely on transportation for healthcare, legal services, education, employment and other essential services. $200,000
SD Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will receive funding to purchase new vans. This federally recognized tribe, located in north central South Dakota, will assist its members in reaching healthcare, employment and education opportunities. $250,000
SD Oglala Sioux Tribe The Oglala Sioux Tribe will receive funding to upgrade its main transit facility, including accessibility enhancements. The Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation encompasses three counties in South Dakota, Shannon, Bennett and the southern half of Jackson. The tribe's transit service provided 19,760 passenger trips during 2016. $250,000
WA Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama will receive funding to expand its transit program with additional vehicles to ensure continued transportation services to help residents access healthcare, employment and shopping opportunities. The Yakama Reservation covers 1.3 million acres and is located in central southwest Washington. $240,000
WA Kalispel Community of the Kalispel Reservation The Kalispel Community of the Kalispel Reservation will receive funding to upgrade its maintenance and storage facility. The community is located in the northeast corner of Washington, making it challenging for them to reach tribal health care and service agencies. $159,892
WA Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation The Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation will receive funding to expand its tribal transit program to include an accessible van for people with disabilities. Located in western Washington, its transportation services help residents access much needed health care, employment and education services. $250,000
WA Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation The Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation will receive funding for vehicle replacement to ensure continued, reliable service to the community. The Quileute Community Shuttle provides a weekday shuttle service within the village of La Push and Forks, Washington, serving residential, shopping, school and medical locations. $235,980
WA Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation The Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation will receive funding to expand service by adding bus routes. The Quileute Community Shuttle provides a weekday shuttle service within the village of La Push and Forks, Washington, serving residential, shopping, school and medical locations. $14,020
WA Spokane Tribe of Indians The Spokane Tribe of Indians will receive funding to purchase an accessible van to provide transportation services for people with disabilities. The vehicle will help residents access health care, employment and education opportunities in Eastern Washington. $74,322
WI Forest County Potawatomi Community Tribe The Forest County Potawatomi Community Tribe will receive funding to purchase an accessible vehicle, a facility to store the vehicle, bus stops and driver training. This service will provide residents with greater access to to healthcare, shopping and employment. The Tribe is comprised of 1,400 members with 720 residing in Forest County. $250,000
WY Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes Department of Transportation The Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes will receive funding to purchase vehicles and add bus shelters and signs to transit routes. The new vehicles will provide residents with greater access to healthcare on the Wind River Indian Reservation in rural south central Wyoming. The reservation is home to two sovereign tribal nations, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe. $250,000
Total Funding $4,975,528
Updated: Thursday, March 1, 2018
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