Tribal Transit

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


National RTAP Resources

ADA Riders Guide and Policies for Tribal Transit Peer Call

American Indian Transportation: Issues and Successful Models 

Engaging with Tribes

FTA Rural and Tribal NTD Overview and Updates

Guidance for Rural and Tribal Transit Agencies During a Government Shutdown

How RTAP Helps Rural, Urban and Tribal Transit Sites

How to Buy a Vehicle: A Primer for Rural, Tribal and Small Urban Transit Operators

Planning, Funding, Developing, Starting and Sustaining a Tribal Transit Program

Resources for Tribal Transit Providers 


FTA Guidance

Tribal Transit Program (5311(c)) Homepage

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

Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) Homepage

FTA Outreach to Tribes on Government to Government Training, 2020

FTA Tribal Grantee Resource Center Homepage

Capital Investment Grants - 5309 Homepage


Additional Resources

National Congress of American Indian's Tribal Nations and the United States: An Introduction, 2019

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit. 2020

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

National Indian Justice Center Western Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program

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's Federal Role Key to Rural and Tribal Transit

Tribal Technical Assistance Program

California Rural Indian Health Board's Toolkit: Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Between Tribes and Counties for Emergency Management

Tribal Transportation Program Delivery Guide: A Guide for Tribes Having a Tribal Transportation Program Agreement with FHWA, 2019

Tribal Transportation Safety Management Steering Committee's Tribal Transportation Strategic Safety Plan, 2017 

University of Alaska's Reaching Out to Tribal Communities: Lessons Learned and Approaches to Consider, 2019


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Updated July 16, 2021