Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation for awarding a $200,000 grant to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. The community will use the grant to establish the first tribal public transit system in the area in order to connect residents with healthcare, education, and other necessary services in and around the reservation.
“Living in remote, rural areas should not prevent Nevadans from accessing essential public services,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “The Department of Transportation’s latest grant for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation addresses this issue by ensuring that even more Nevadans are connected to their communities and have access to the services they need. I thank the DOT’s commitment to investing in communities with transportation needs. Grants like this improve the quality of life of hardworking Nevada families. I will continue to work hard to direct more funds like these to our state.”