FTA Selects 100 Projects for Tribal Transit Funding

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The FTA announced the selection of projects to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program) and Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations for the Tribal Transit Program, a program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Section 3013 (c).
 
The Tribal Transit Program, established in 2005, makes funds available to federally recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior for public transportation capital projects, operating costs and planning activities that are eligible costs under the Nonurbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5311).  The ARRA Tribal Transit funding may be used only for capital expenditures.
 
ARRA Tribal Transit Selections

Selected Recovery Act Tribal Transit Applicants:   A total of $17 million was made available for the Tribal Transit program under ARRA.  A total of 71 applicants requested $54 million for capital projects.  FTA made project selections through a competitive process based on each applicant's responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in FTA's March 23, 2009 Federal Register Notice.  A total of 39 of the highest rated projects have been selected for funding.   The following 39 applicants have been selected to receive Recovery Act Tribal Transit funding:

AK: Manley Village Council - $140,000
Manley Village will use the funds to purchase a new bus.

AK: Tetlin Tribe - $120,000
The Tetlin Tribe will use the funds for the construction of a garage, the restoration of a bus, and the purchase of a vehicle.

AK: Crooked Creek - $115,698
Funds will be used for garage construction, the restoration of a bus, and the purchase of a vehicle.

AK: Seldovia Village Tribe - $475,000
The Seldovia Village tribe will use the funds for the construction of a dock and pier.

AK: Asa’carsarmiut Tribe - $223,000
The Asa’carsarmiut Tribe will use the funds for the construction of a dock, a water taxi, and purchase of one vehicle.

AZ: The Navajo Nation - $2.2 million
The Navajo Nation will use the funds for the construction of a bus maintenance facility and administration office complex.

CA: The Reservation Transportation Authority - $1.1 million
The Reservation Transportation Authority will use the funds for park & ride upgrades, construction of new bus stops and enhancement of existing bus stops.

CA: Susanville Indian Rancheria - $327,174
Susanville Indian Rancheria will use the funds for the purchase of two buses and the construction of a maintenance shop, a garage, a parking lot, and bus shelters.

ID: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - $264,700
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will use the funds for the purchase of four buses.

ID: Coeur  D’Alene Tribe- $1.5 million
The Coeur D’Alene Tribe will use the funds the construction of a transit center and the purchase of four buses.

ID: Nez Perce - $311,303
Funds will be used to purchase three buses and to build a construction base, a washing station, and a bus bay.

KS: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - $186,417
Funds will be used for the purchase of two transit vehicles, one service vehicle, and maintenance equipment.

MI: Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi - $240,000
Funds will be used for the purchase of two transit buses.

MN: Red Lake Public Transit System - $594,268
The Red Lake Public Transit System will use the funds for (the construction of?) a bus storage facility and a transit facility addition, as well as the purchase of one hybrid bus, one diesel bus, a GPS locator, and a security system.

MN: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe - $200,000
Funds will be used for the purchase of new vehicles and the construction of a new transit garage and administrative offices.

MS: Mississippi Band of the Choctaw - $192,000
Funds will be used for security fencing and an access drive.

MT: Fort Belknap Indian Community - $340,000
Funds will be used for a transit facility and the purchase of needed equipment. 

MT: Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes - $358,471
Funds will be used for shelters, a mechanical bay, and paving; facility upgrades (painting flooring) and bus storage.

NC: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - $2.0 million
Funds will be used for the construction of a transit facility.

ND: Standing Rock Public Transportation - $500,000
Standing Rock Public Transportation will use funds for expansion of a transit facility, for paving, and for vehicles with lifts.

ND: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $311,000
Funds will be used for the construction of a bus garage, a vehicle with a lift, and bus passenger shelters.

NE: Winnebago - $235,030
Funds will be used for the design and construction of a transit maintenance facility.

NM: Ohkay Owingey - $156,000
Funds will be used to purchase a bus and a van. 

NM: Pueblo of Laguna - $200,000
Funds will be used to purchase a portable building and capital equipment.

NV: Reno-Sparks Indian Colony - $328,668
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony will use funds for the purchase of two buses, four vans and three cars.

OK: Miami Tribe of Oklahoma - $473,277
The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will use the funds to purchase vehicles, radios, renovation, office furniture, computers, intelligent transportation system (ITS) software, and a new phone system.

OK: Seminole Nation of Oklahoma - $330,169
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will use the funds for vehicle maintenance and intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment.

OK: Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes - $419,301
Funds will be used to purchase four vans and ITS software.

OK: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - $480,374
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will use funds to purchase six vehicles and scheduling software with GPS.

OR: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs – $235,802
Funds will be used for the purchase of two buses, the construction of a bus shelter, and transit program management.

SC: Catawaba Indian Nation - $240,000
Funds will be used to purchase two buses and the construction of a bus shelter.

SD: Oglala Sioux Tribe - $350,000
Funds will be used to purchase bus shelters, a satellite bus barn, and a tow truck.

WA: Spokane Tribe of Indians – $255,000
The Spokane Tribe of Indians will use the funds to purchase six vehicles.

WA: Kalispel Tribe of Indians - $335,600
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians will use the funds to purchase a bus, two vehicles, and dispatch equipment.

WA: The Quainalt Tribe of the Quinault Reservation - $398,000
Funds will be used to purchase two buses.

WA: The Confederated Tribes of the Yakima Nation - $112,000
Funds will be used to purchase 12 bus shelters and two support vehicles.

WA: Tulalip Tribe - $126,748
Funds will be used for the purchase of three buses.

WI: Lac  Courte Oreilles - $200,000
Funds will be used to purchase to provide service and maintenance to the fleet, as well as to purchase two vehicles, tools and equipment, and a radio repeater.

WY: Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribes - $400,000
Funds will be used to fund a bus garage, a shelter and new vehicles.

 

NON-ARRA Tribal Transit Selections

Selected Recovery Act Tribal Transit Applicants:  A total of $15 million was made available for FY 2009 Tribal Transit program.  A total of 81 applicants requested $28 million for new transit services, enhancement or expansion of existing transit services, and planning studies including operational planning.  FTA made project selections through a competitive process based on each applicant's responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in FTA's April 29, 2009, Federal Register Notice.  The following 61 applications have been selected for funding:  

AK: Anvik Department of Transportation - $25,000
The Anvik Department will use the funds for planning studies to determine public transportation options within the tribe.

AK:  Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Government - $25,000
Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in will use will use the funds for planning studies to determine public transportation options within the tribe.

AK:  Kasigluk Department of Transportation - $25,000
Kasigluk will use the funds for planning studies to determine public transportation options within the tribe.

AK: Nome Eskimo Community - $25,000
Nome Eskimo Community for planning studies to determine public transportation options within the tribe.

AK:  Tlingit & Haida Central Council - $25,000
Tlingit & Haida Central Council for planning studies to determine public transportation options within the tribe.

AK:  Tetlin Tribe - $216,470
Tetlin Tribe will use the funds for one bus and operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

AK:  Manley Village Council - $127,730
Manley Village Council will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

AK: Crooked Creek - $55,227
Crooked Village will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

AK:  Chickaloon Native Village - $291,931
Chickaloon Native Village will use the funds for one bus and operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

AK: Seldovia Village Tribe - $200,000
Seldovia Village Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

AK: Sitka Tribe of Alaska - $269,791
Sitka Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

AK: Gulkana Village - $288,500
Gulkana Village will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

AZ: Havasuapai Tribe - $222,813
Havasuapai Tribe will use the funds to purchase a van, garage construction and operating assistance.

AZ: Cocopah Indian Tribe - $247,440
Cocopah Indian Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

CA: Reservation Transportation Authority - $370,082
Reservation Transportation Authority will use the funds for operating assistance, new service, planning and marketing.

CA: Susanville Indian Rancheria - $220,554
Susanville Indian Rancheria will use the funds for operating assistance and vehicle maintenance.
 
CA: Bishop Tribal Council - $76,424
Bishop Tribal Council will use the funds for construction of six bus shelters.

CA: Blue Lake Rancheria - $231,000
Blue Lake Rancheria will use the funds for a hybrid paratransit bus replacement, operating assistance, construction of two bus shelters and plan updates.

ID: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - $350,000
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

ID: Coeur D’Alene Tribe - $225,000
Coeur D’Alene Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

KS: Kickapoo Tribe - $25,000
Kickapoo Tribe will use the funds for planning studies determine public transportation options within the tribe.

KS:  Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - $360,000
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.
 
MN: Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians - $468,263
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians for the purchase of two Ford Diesel buses to expand service and fleet.

MN: Leech Lake Reservation Tribal Council - $473,503
Leech Lake Reservation Tribal Council will use the funds for start up services, purchase of three vehicles body of chasis with seating capacity up to 30 passengers.

MT: Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boys Reservation - $300,000
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation will use the funds for administrative, operating, training and expansion of services.

NC: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - $190,000
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will use the funds for operations and a new bus.

ND: Standing Rock Public Transportation - $234,000
Standing Rock Public Transportation will use the funds for expansion of services and one van with a lift.

NE: Winnebago - $707,796
Winnebago will use the funds for operating assistance and computer software.

NE: Santee Sioux Nation - $270,682
Santee Sioux Nation will use the funds for operating expenses.

NM: Pueblo of Acoma - $25,000
Pueblo of Acoma will use the funds for Planning studies determine public transportation options within the tribe.

NM: Pueblo of Laguna - $287,398
Pueblo of Laguna will use the funds operating and maintenance, full time transit supervisor, full time certified mechanic, office equipment and supplies.

NM: Ohkay Owingey: $156,000
Ohkay Owingey will use the funds for operating expenses and enhance their existing transit program.

NM: Sandoval County Transit - $439,500
Sandoval County Transit will use the funds for the purchase of two shuttle buses, two transit shelters, administrative and oversight.

NV: Reno-Sparks Indian Colony - $373,985
Reno Sparks Indian Colony’s will use the funds to construct a maintenance shop, operating assistance and maintenance.

NY: Seneca Nation of Indian - $25,000
Seneca Nation of Indian will use the funds for planning studies determine public transportation options within the tribe.

OK: Seminole Nation of Oklahoma - $500,000
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will use the funds for the purchase of one bus and operating expenses.

OK: Chickasaw Nation - $350,000
Chickasaw Nation will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

OK: Miami Tribe of Oklahoma - $414,547
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will use funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

OK: Citizen Potawatomi Nation - $271,326
Citizen Potawatomi will use the funds for enhancement of existing services, administration and operating expenses.

OK: Ponca Transit Tribal - $257,326
Ponca Transit Tribal will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

OK: Cherokee Nation - $204,855
Cherokee Nation will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

OK: Muscogee (Creek) Nation - $225,000
Muscogee (Creek) Nation will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

OK: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - $165,583
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s will use the funds for operating equipment.

OK: Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes - $400,000
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes will use the funds for the purchase of four vans and ITS software.

OK: Delaware Nation - $188,270
Delaware Nation will use the funds for start up of a new natural gas fueled transportation services.

OK: Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma - $214,000
Kiowa Tribe of OK will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

OR:  Confederated Tribes of the Umaltilla - $304,940
Confederated Tribes of the Umaltilla will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

SD: Oglala Sioux Tribe - $250,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

SD: Yankton Sioux Tribe - $117,371
Yankton Sioux Tribe will use the funds for expansion of services, administrative, operating and one van with a lift.

SD: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe - $318,168
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

WA: Port Gamble S’Klallam - $25,000
Port Gamble S’Kallam will use the funds for planning studies determine public transportation options within the tribe.

WA: Cowlitz Indian Tribe - $205,184
Cowlitz Indian Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

WA: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe - $78,280
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will use funds for operating assistance.

WA: Snoqualmie Indian Tribe - $334,909
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will use the funds for operating expenses and one bus.

WA: Tulalip Tribes - $151,216
Tulalip Tribes will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

WA: Kalispel Tribe of Indians - $417,896
Kalsipel Tribe of Indians will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.
 
WA: Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation - $1.0 million
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation will use the funds for operating expenses.

WA: Lummi Nations - $260,510
Lummi Nation’s will use the funds to operate three bus shelters.

WA: Quinalt Tribe of the Quinalt Reservation - $200,000
Quinalt Tribe will use the funds for operating assistance to help pay agency overhead expenses including staff and driver salaries and fuel to assist tribe continue to operate public transit services.

WI: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas - $125,606
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas will use the funds to operate a demand response transit system and construction of a transportation facility.

WI: Lac Courte Oreilles - $200,000
Lac Courte Oreilles will use the funds to enhance fixed route service provided for the handicapped.

 

 


 



 

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