Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'transportation'

Coeur d’Alene Tribe funds popular bus service

With gas prices at record highs, commuters are flocking the first tribal-county public transportation project in Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe started the service in 2004 to help members get around Kootenai County. Local governments have since joined forces with...

Jodi Rave: Tribes grab $10M in transportation grants

"This summer marks the first time I’ve caught a bus to work since I’ve lived in Missoula. I’ve used public transportation for pure convenience in metro areas, but catching a bus these days is catching on far beyond congested urban...

Creek Nation sees increase in rides on transit service

As gasoline prices rise, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma has seen an increase in ridership on its transit service. Ben H. Chaney, the tribe's transportation manager, said about 3,000 people use the service. "We're at a point right...

Transportation earmarks linked to Abramoff clients

Six earmarks in the 2004 transportation appropriation bill -- including two for tribes -- have been linked to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Taxpayers for Common Sense said $1.425 million went to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, who were Abramoff's...

Former Istook aide pleads guilty in Abramoff scandal

John Albaugh, a former aide to ex-Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma), pleaded guilty on Monday for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Albaugh was chief of staff to Istook when Istook was chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation,...

New Mexico tribes want train stops on their land

Two New Mexico tribes are talking with state officials about joining the Rail Runner Express. San Felipe Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo say their communities could benefit by hosting stops on the route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. Tribal members...

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