Tribal Transit

These resources include training and technical assistance specifically geared toward tribal transit managers, operators and riders.


National RTAP Resources

How RTAP Helps Rural, Urban and Tribal Transit Sites, 2016 presentation by Robin Phillips, Executive Director

Crossing Great Divides, a National RTAP training module discussing elderly mobility on tribal lands.

National RTAP's Resources for Tribal Transit Providers PowerPoint presentation.

National RTAP Technical Brief - American Indian Transportation: Issues and Successful Models

National RTAP/SURTC Presentation - Tribal Transportation: Challenges and Best Practices 

Additional Resources

TCRP Report 154: Developing, Enhancing and Sustaining Tribal Transit Services.

Tribal Technical Assistance Programs' (TTAP) Tribal Transportation News: Tribal Transit Edition, Fall 2013.

Tribal Transit and Prospects for Future Funding, a webinar from SURTC. (2012)

National Indian Justice Center - Western Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program

Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Available Through CTAA

Nations in Transit, Community Transportation issue devoted to case studies on best practices in Tribal transit (2009)

Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) Program

Older Americans Act Title VI Program - includes manuals and toolkits

Government Accountability Office report  - Federal Role Key to Rural and Tribal Transit

Tribal Safety Management Strategic Steering Committee - Tribal Transportation Strategic Safety Plan


FTA Guidance

Tribal Transit Program (5311(c)) Homepage

Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (5311(j)) Homepage

Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) Homepage

FTA Tribal Grantee Resource Center Homepage

Capital Investment Grants - 5309 Homepage

Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (5320) Homepage

Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program Guidance and Application Instructions

New Freedom Program Guidance and Application Instructions

Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program Guidance and Application Instructions

May 9, 2013 Federal Register Notice about new discretionary grant program.

Final 5311 Circular.


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Updated January 8, 2017