The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will receive federal funds for its transit system.
The tribe was one of three Alaska Native groups awarded a total of $1.8 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, according to a Monday U.S. Department of Transportation press release.
The $1.6 million grant to the tribe will be used to rehabilitate a facility for transit vehicle maintenance that is needed to extend useful bus life and maintain a state of good repair.
The transit administration is awarding $423 million in transit infrastructure grants nationwide to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders, according to the DOT release.
The funding will go toward replacing, rehabilitating and purchasing buses and related equipment, as well as to projects that purchase, rehabilitate or construct bus-related facilities.
Elsewhere in Alaska, the Chickaloon Native Village will receive $53,966 for a replacement accessible minivan for their area transit system. Nulato Village will receive $179,885 to purchase a bus providing tribal residents and members of the public safe and reliable transit to and from the airport, the release said.