12 Jul '18, 2pm

FTA makes $5M in tribal transit funds available

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity to apply for $5 million in fiscal year 2018 competitive grant funding to support transit for Native American tribes and Alaska Native villagers in rural areas. FTA’s Tribal Transit Program supports public transportation for Native American tribes by providing access to jobs, schools, and health care, as well as meeting the needs of elders, people with disabilities, and youth in rural areas where transit is sparse or non-existent. “For many tribal residents, public transportation provides a link to critical life services,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “We’re eager to continue to improve the quality of life in some of our most remote rural communities by providing safe and efficient transit service.” Applications for the program must describe how the project will improve the quality of life...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/730464/fta-makes-5...

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