Transportation Services facility dedicated May 23 in Ada
ADA, Okla. – Governor Bill Anoatubby led May 23 ceremonies dedicating the new Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services facility in Ada.
The new facility, Gov. Anoatubby said, would support expansion of vital transportation programs and make a positive impact on the lives of Chickasaws and others in the community.
Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services offers access to affordable transportation, In 2018, It provided more than 43,000 rides. Chickasaws, other Indian citizens and community members utilized the service for travel to medical appointments, job interviews and work sites,
“Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services makes a difference in the day-to-day lives of those we serve,” Gov. Anoatubby said.
“The purpose of this new Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services building is really the purpose of all of our work, to enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people.”
Transportation Services provides transportation and prescription pickup and delivery to all Indian citizens within the Chickasaw Nation.
The department’s Road-to-Work program provides a low-cost transportation alternative for commuters and is open to the public.
“While this is a beautiful facility, what is even more important is the work people do from here,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “We are pleased when we are able to have a positive impact on the lives of Chickasaws and others in the community.”
The 4,869 square-foot facility will house 11 administration staff and offer office space for 30 regional transportation specialists. It features two conference rooms, a dispatch area, a break room and a fitness area.
The new facility also includes a large state-of-the-art commercial wash bay area, to ensure clients can experience a clean, comfortable ride. There is covered parking for the entire base fleet.
Located at 17500 County Road 3570 near the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, the new facility was constructed in partnership with the Federal Highways Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.
For more information about Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services, visit Chickasaw.net, or call (580) 310-6453.