Tribes split $10.4 million in federal Tribal Transit Grants

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Seven Oklahoma Indian tribes are among three dozen nationally that will split more than $10 million in Tribal Transit Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration.

One of the larger grants to an Oklahoma tribe is $785,000 for the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma to establish a fixed-route and demand transit services. Oklahoma’s Alabama Quassarte Tribal Town and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes received smaller grants in the $12,500 to $25,000 range to develop transit plans.

 

OK Alabama Quassarte Tribal Town The Alabama Quassarte Tribal Town will receive funding to develop a transit plan. This project will improve access to and within the community so that the tribe may better serve its members and the rural communities of Hughes County in central Oklahoma. $18,500
OK Cherokee Nation The Cherokee Nation will receive funding to purchase new vehicles that meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. This project will help the tribe address state of good repair needs and continue safe and reliable transit services for residents traveling to jobs, healthcare and other community services. $108,329
OK Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma The Northeast Oklahoma Tribal Transit Consortium (NTTC), on behalf of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, will receive funding for the expansion of on-demand, shared ride public transportation services in Ottawa County, OK. This project addresses state of good repair needs and will help ensure safe and reliable transit services for its tribal members. $107,196
OK Kaw Nation The Kaw Nation will receive funding to initiate fixed route and demand transit services. This project will help ensure safe and reliable transit services for its tribal members. $784,963
OK Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians will receive funding to support transit service and provide rides for tribal and community members to work, healthcare and other community services in Noble and Kay counties. $130,380
OK United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma will receive funding to maintain transit services for tribal and community members to work, healthcare and other community services. $198,000
OK Wichita and Affiliated Tribes The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will receive funding to develop a transit plan. This project will improve access to and within the community so that the tribe may better serve its members and the rural communities of Caddo County in southwestern Oklahoma. $24,500

 

 

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