Ridge starts reservation-wide bus service
Condensed by Native Village
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, S.D: The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is now served by a public transportation system that was five years in the making.
Transit Coordinator Emma Featherman-Sam says it gives many of the 45,000 residents a way to work, shop, attend school and socialize. They can also go to the doctor without having to walk, hitchhike or depend on others for a ride.
The Oglala Sioux Transit Facility offers free rides on six routes that run three times daily. The longest stretch extends 111 miles from Georgetown to the tribe's Prairie Wind Casino on the far western edge of the reservation.
Other villages served include Wanblee, Kyle, Porcupine, Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge and Oglala.
OSTF will employ about 18 people.