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Title:Turtle Mountain and Rolette County Transit Development Plan
Authors:Jon Mielke, Gary Hegland, James Miller, David Ripplinger, Carol Wright, Del Peterson, and Jill Hough
Publication Date:Apr 2007
Report #:DP-176
TRID #:01680116
Keywords:Indian reservations, mobility, public transit, transportation disadvantaged persons, transportation planning
Type:Research Report – Department Publications


Turtle Mountain Reservation is located in Rolette County in extreme north central North Dakota. The reservation and surrounding tribal lands are densely populated and have more residents per square mile than Cass County, North Dakota's most populated county. Unemployment in the area is extremely high and income levels are expectedly low; 27% of North Dakota's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseload is in Rolette County. Many area residents are transportation-disadvantaged.

This study is being undertaken to develop a transit management plan that will result in the provision of transit services that will better satisfy the personal mobility needs of residents of Turtle Mountain Reservation and Rolette County, North Dakota.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050