Join us for our next Transportation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lunch & Learn, Oct. 19, 2021 from 12:30-1:15 ET. This session will feature Ranjit Godavarthy and Jeremy Mattson, of North Dakota State University as they provide an overview of the Tribal Transit Study: Demographic Needs Indicators, Funding Needs, and Livability published by the Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility (SURCOM).
The presentation will examine the demographics of tribal communities that relate to transportation needs, geographic characteristics that create challenges in meeting those needs, trends in tribal transit operations and funding, and the role of transit in livability and quality of life in tribal communities in the United States. Case studies in two Indian reservations were conducted to understand the role of transit and other factors in livability and improving quality of life in tribal communities. The case studies identified several factors that could be improved to enhance quality of life in the communities, and they showed that transit can play a role.