Fiscal Year 2013 Tribal Transit Projects

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State Project Sponsor Project Description Amount
AK Metlakatla Indian Community The Metlakatla Indian Community will receive funding to create a comprehensive transit plan that will incorporate providing public transportation to education, employment, and health care, and will link tribal members and other residents to areas surrounding Annett Island on the southeastern coast of Alaska. $25,000
AK Hydaburg Cooperative Association (HCA) The Hydaburg Cooperative Association will receive funding to purchase a van to provide public transportation connecting tribe members and other residents from Hydaburg to Hollis Ferry Terminal and the surrounding communities of Prince of Wales Island in southeastern Alaska. $55,550
AK Gulkana Village Council Gulkana Village Council will receive funding to replace two vans in the tribe's Soaring Eagle Transit fleet, which serves numerous communities along the Copper River in south-central Alaska, including Copper Center, Tazlina, Gakona, Gulkana, and Glennallen. $139,000
AK Nome Eskimo Community The Nome Eskimo Community will receive funding to implement public transportation for the community and tribal members of Nome, which is located on the western coast of Alaska. The transit service will provide access to employment, social services, low-income housing, and health care with routes along Kougarok Road. $200,000
AZ Quechan Indian Tribe The Quechan Indian Tribe will receive funding to continue operating existing transit service which connects tribe members on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation and surrounding areas of Winterhaven with El Centro in Imperial, located in southern California. $150,000
AZ Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians will receive funding to purchase the first wheelchair accessible minivan for the tribe's fleet. The tribe is the only transportation provider serving tribal members and other residents of Coconino and Mohave counties in northern Arizona. $40,000
AZ Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians will receive funding to replace an aging minivan which will help the tribe provide reliable and safe transportation to medical appointments, education, shopping and other destinations in Coconino and Mohave counties in northern Arizona. $23,400
AZ Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians will receive funding to replace an aging minivan which will help the tribe provide reliable and safe transportation to medical appointments, education, shopping and other destinations in Coconino and Mohave counties in northern Arizona. $21,600
AZ San Carlos Apache Tribe The San Carlos Apache Tribe will receive funding to plan a public transit bus service to transport residents and the general public between their reservation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe Reservation in southeastern Arizona. $25,000
CA Yurok Tribe The Yurok Tribe will receive funding to purchase a transit bus and van to provide public transportation for residents of the Yurok Indian Reservation and surrounding communities of Del Norte and Humboldt counties in northern California. $126,000
CA North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California will receive funding to continue operations of its existing transit system, which provides tribal members and other residents of the surrounding area access to employment and medical services in the City of Madera, which is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. $150,000
CA Ione Band of Miwok Indians The Ione Band of Miwok Indians will receive funding for start-up transit operations. The transit system will serve tribal members and other residents of Amador and Sacramento counties with service to medical care, shopping, education, employment, recreation and other public services. $125,000
CA Reservation Transportation Authority The Reservation Transportation Authority (RTA), an organization representing mutliple tribal governments in southern California, will receive funding to upgrade and enhance bus stops along North County Transit District Route 388/389, which serves tribal employment centers and health care facilities in San Diego County. $100,000
CO Southern Ute Indian Tribe The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will receive funding to continue operating public transit services that connect tribal and other area residents in rural southwest Colorado to jobs, health care and other services in Durango. $78,150
CO Southern Ute Indian Tribe The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will receive funding to operate Ignacio Area Dial-a-Ride which provides demand response service within the Ignacio community, including tribal housing neighborhoods and the rural areas of Farmington. $98,985
CO Southern Ute Indian Tribe The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will receive funding to operate the Ignacio-Aztec Workforce Connection, a deviated fixed route service that will improve access to employment opportunities in Ignacio for tribal members and others commuting from Aztec, New Mexico, where the cost of living is more affordable. $121,382
ID Shoshone-Bannock Tribes The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will receive funding to continue operation of their existing transit service, which provides public transportation to tribal members and other residents in a four-county area of southeastern Idaho. $200,000
KS Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will receive funding to replace two wheelchair accessible vans, which will be used to transport tribal members and residents of the surrounding communities in Northeast Kansas to jobs, medical services and other destinations in Hoyt, Mayetta, Holton and Topeka. $32,850
ME Aroostook Band of Micmacs The Aroostook Band of Micmacs will receive funding to evaluate transit needs and plan for a tribal transportation system for tribal members and other residents living in a large geographic area of northeastern Maine. $22,150
MI Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will receive funding to develop a plan for establishing a transit system that will provide public transportation to tribal members and other residents of Charlevoix and Emmet counties in northwestern Michigan. $25,000
MI Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will receive funding for a 12-month project that includes a community survey, focus groups, and preparation of the Tribal Transit Plan for implementing public transportation services for tribal members and other residents in northwestern Michigan. $25,000
MI Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive funding to conduct a planning study to improve transportation on and around the reservation, which is located in Watersmeet, in the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The study will help the tribe identify specific transit needs for tribal members and others traveling to larger cities within a 50-mile radius. $25,000
MN Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will receive funding for operating and capital expenses, including wages, fuel, and maintenance in order to continue transit operations on the reservation and extend service along the US Highway 2 corridor to Bemidji and Grand Rapids in northern Minnesota. $225,001
MN Bois Forte Band of Chippewa The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa will receive funding to purchase two buses that will allow the tribe to expand its current transit service to residents in northern Minnesota, including the communities of Vermilion, Ely, Cook, Orr and Nett Lake. $54,900
MN Bois Forte Band of Chippewa The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa will receive funding to maintain current services and staff for the Bois Forte Public Transportation program. The tribe provides critical regional service to employment and medical appointments in surrounding areas such as Nett Lake. $200,000
MN Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will receive funding to purchase two wheelchair-accessible buses that will improve reliability and service for the elderly, people with disabilities, and others who live in the Red Lake Indian Reservation and the surrounding communities of northwestern Minnesota. $76,914
MT Crow Tribe of Indians The Crow Tribe of Indians will receive funding to continue operating existing public transit services that connect the Crow Indian Reservation to the towns of Fort Smith, Lodge Grass, Hardin and the metropolitan area of Billings in southern Montana. $300,000
NE Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will receive funding to replace two wheelchair-accessible buses that have surpassed their useful life. The new buses will allow the tribe to continue to serve Dakota and Woodbury counties, and help passengers access employment, medical services, education centers and other destinations in northeastern Nebraska. $111,350
NE Ponca Tribe of Nebraska The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will receive funding to purchase a van to enhance existing transit service in Niobrara and the surrounding communities of Knox County in northern Nebraska. $31,500
NE Ponca Tribe of Nebraska The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will receive funding to purchase GPS equipment to monitor vehicle locations of the tribe's Ponca Express transit service. The equipment will improve safety and reliability for fleet drivers, tribal members, and other passengers who use the service to travel throughout a multi-county area in northeast Nebraska, and portions of South Dakota and Iowa. $3,673
NM The Pueblo of Jemez The Pueblo of Jemez will receive funding to start the Jemez Flex-Ride Coordinated Transportation System to improve transit connections for tribal members and residents of the surrounding communities between Bernalillo and Valles Caldera in Sandoval County, New Mexico. $105,400
NM The Pueblo of Jemez The Pueblo of Jemez will receive funding to purchase a bus that will be used for the Jemez Flex-Ride Coordinated Transportation System to improve transit connections for tribal members and residents of the surrounding communities between Bernalillo and Valles Caldera in Sandoval County, New Mexico. $97,300
NM Pueblo of Isleta The Pueblo of Isleta will receive funding to conduct a planning study to identify the potential for a transit service in the Pueblo that would serve those needing transportation access to employment, medical services, and education in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. $25,000
NM Pueblo of Santa Ana The Pueblo of Santa Ana will receive funding to replace an aging bus, which will improve transit service for tribal members and other residents traveling between Santa Ana and other cities in northern New Mexico, including Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. $80,000
NV Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will receive funding for start up transit operations to connect tribal members and other residents in Sutcliffe, Nixon, Wadsworth, and Fernley to education, job training, health care, and employment opportunities in nearby Sparks and Reno. $300,000
NV Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone will receive funding to complete a Tribal Comprehensive Transportation Plan, evaluate the tribe's transportation needs, and determine the feasibility of establishing a tribal transit program for tribal members and others who live in Elk, northern Nevada. $25,000
NY The Seneca Nation of Indians The Seneca Nation of Indians will receive funding to improve its existing transit service and ensure safe, accessible, and coordinated transportation services for tribal members and other residents in western New York. Improvements include construction of ADA-compliant bus shelters on the tribe’s Allegany and Cattaraugus Territories, installation of real-time electronic message boards at the new shelters, and installation of video and audio surveillance equipment on buses. $145,000
OK Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma The Cherokee Nation will receive funding to purchase five, 20-passenger ADA-compliant transit buses that will run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The new buses will replace existing buses that have exceeded their useful life, thereby improving the safety and reliability of transit service for tribal members and other residents who live in northeastern Oklahoma. $300,000
OK Miami Tribe of Oklahoma The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will receive funding to purchase tools and equipment needed for a new Flexible Fuel Vehicle Maintenance Facility for the Northeast Oklahoma Tribal Transit and Pelivan Transit fleets. The facility will service gasoline, diesel, CNG vehicles and three 15-passenger commuter vans. The tools and equipment will provide new jobs and training area technology schools and the Oklahoma State University. $265,498
OR Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians The Confederated Tribes of Siletz will receive funding to continue operations of their existing transit services. The tribe provides public transit services to tribal members living on the reservation and other residents in Lincoln County, and provides access to employment and medical services. $100,000
SD Yankton Sioux Tribe The Yankton Sioux Tribe will receive funding to construct passenger bus shelters across the Yankton Sioux Reservation in southeastern South Dakota to provide tribal members and other transit riders with a comfortable, safe environment to wait for transit vehicles. $90,784
WA Skokomish Indian Tribe The Skokomish Indian Tribe will receive funding to expand operations of the tribe's public transportation system, which links the reservation to Shelton and Olympia, and provides access to employment, health care and other opportunities in the surrounding area. $100,000
WA Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe will receive funding to continue operations of its existing transit service between Sequim and Blyn in northwest Washington, providing access for tribal members and other residents to employment, health care and other opportunities in the surrounding area. $80,340
WA Cowlitz Indian Tribe The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will receive funding to replace an aging van with an ADA-compliant van. The new van will be less expensive to maintain and more fuel efficient. The van will be used for public transportation services in Cowlitz and Lewis County in Washington. $50,872
WA Kalispel Tribe of Indians The Kalispel Tribe of Indians will receive funding to purchase an ADA-compliant bus for its transit service between Pend Oreille and Spokane County. The new bus will allow the tribe to provide more reliable and safe transit service for tribal members and other area residents. $169,053
WA The Tulalip Tribes of Washington The Tulalip Tribes of Washington will receive funding to plan a transit system that supports the needs of transit-dependent riders within the exterior boundaries of the Tulalip Tribe Reservation in northwest Washington. $25,000
WI Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will receive funding to continue operations of its demand response transit service to the Chequamegon Bay Area. The funds will ensure that all tribal members and the general public have access to medical care, employment and other opportunities in northern Wisconsin. $82,690
WI Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will receive funding to purchase bus stop signs, bus surveillance equipment and bus shelters to enhance their on-demand and fixed route transit system. The transit system services the surrounding communities of Woodruff and Minocqua in northern Wisconsin. $200,000
TOTAL $5,054,342

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